“…teachers observe pupils carefully. They build up a picture of what each child finds motivating and engaging. This information is then used to create exciting and purposeful learning
“…teachers observe pupils carefully. They build up a picture of what each child finds motivating and engaging. This information is then used to create exciting and purposeful learning activities.” – Ofsted (June 2023)
In this enlightening session, we will delve into Sunningdale School’s innovative use of the Engagement Model, uncovering how it forms the foundation for our Pre-formal, Semi-formal, and Informal Curriculum Approaches, including our play-based learning methodology. Our core philosophy centres on empowering our pupils to be active agents in their own learning and development, not passive recipients but active explorers who can apply their thinking effectively.
Our journey begins with a deep understanding of each child’s ability to engage with their environment. We regularly record and analyse qualitative data related to pupils’ engagement across five critical dimensions: Initiation, Persistence, Anticipation, Exploration, and Realisation (as defined by The Engagement Model, 2020). These ongoing observations help us create a comprehensive picture of each pupil’s level of engagement with their surroundings. This serves as a crucial baseline for assessing and developing their ability to engage with their environment effectively.
In addition to assessing engagement, we also record each pupil’s motivators. These motivators encompass various aspects, including Activities, Resources, Environments, Levels of Support, and Times of the Day. This valuable information enables us to shape teaching environments and tailor our approaches to maximise each child’s potential for learning. We firmly believe that without engagement, genuine and profound learning remains elusive. Effective teaching, meaningful outcomes, true attainment, and substantial progress all hinge on the engagement of our pupils (referencing Hargreaves, 2006, and Carpenter, 2010).
“…documents come to life in the classrooms, which are set out with engaging learning resources that hook pupils into learning.” – Ofsted (June 2023)
This is an online event. You will be sent details on how to access the session in the week leading up to the event date.
wednesday, november 22, 2023 - wednesday, november 22, 2023
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