Friday, 29 February 2008

EHSAS Launch

The last week has had a professional development focus for staff at the College. Tuesday afternoon saw over 200 teachers gather in the James Hargest College hall to launch the EHSAS project. The key note speaker was Dr Julia Atkin who highlighted some of the challenges faced by teachers in 2008. She made the point that each teacher needs to reflect on and question their classroom practice if we are going to meet the needs of all students. The University of Otago advisory service is looking at student Literacy. Results from our ASTTLE data show that levels are holding back many student’s achievement in a range of subjects—not just English. Our staff are developing practical steps to improve this situation.