The Set Up Process

The Set Up Process

  • Whole staff briefing and overview of the 15 criteria (Level 1 accreditation) and / or the 5 criteria (Level 2 accreditation). The journey ahead and what success will look like. Why do it? Evidence of impact.

  • Set-up or meeting with the Drive Team, Senior Leadership Team and Governor representatives. This to include meeting with (or appointment of) the Cognitive Education Co-ordinator. Detailed breakdown of the ‘A’, ‘T’, ‘E’ framework together with practical implications and ‘systems’ requirements (SISRA, FFT ASPIRE, SAIF ‘Live’). Establish a common conception of progress including metrics to be used.

  • Tour of schools to establish contextual issues, including the lesson observation foci of Alert, Engaged and Able.

  • Action Plan outline to include key support from Thinking Schools International and associated CPD opportunities. Dr Walters to set out initial development areas based on meetings and observations thus far.

  • Arrangement of any on-going / additional support from GPES.

The GPP Specifics

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GPP Specifics


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Evidence of impact

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Evidence of Impact

The Set Up Process

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GPP Set Up

Costs and Next Steps

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Next Steps & Costs

Purpose & Features

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Purpose & Features

The GPP Specifics

The GPP provides a clear 3 year development plan based on the 15 criteria used for accreditation as a ‘Thinking School’ and the 5 additional criteria used for accreditation as an ‘Advanced Thinking School’.

It then provides a professional development framework using ‘A’, ‘T’, ‘E’ as its structure. Teachers, Leaders and Support Staff will therefore receive support, guidance and instruction in the following 3 areas:

  • Assessment
  • Teaching
  • Evaluation

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