Westfields Junior School Win Nacce Award for their use of IRIS Connect
The school has an inclusive approach, where staff work together to set high expectations and personalise the learning for all children including those with special educational needs and those who are gifted and talented.
Inclusion Manager at the school, Debbie Jones, and her team have been working vigorously to develop innovative approaches to inclusion. Using IRIS Connect they have made learning visible in order to identify barriers and close the gap in children’s learning.
As a result, teachers and support staff are able to see their practice and alter it to personalise the learning experience for each child.
I am very proud of the work undertaken by Debbie Jones and her team. Our work in this area has been recognised by NAACE, who says these evidence-based methods are a forward thinking approach to inclusion. John Hattie says through his book on Visible Learning, ‘it is important for teachers to know the impact they are having on the environment and on their students.
Karine George, Headteacher
There is a fantastic team spirit at Westfields and everyone is firmly focussed on providing the best possible education for all our pupils. Winning the NAACE Impact Award reinforces our resolve to continue our ground-breaking work and maintain our high expectations of all our children.
Debbie Jones, Inclusion Manager
Naace has an extended history of supporting those working in education and using technology to achieve the greatest possible impact. Their awards go a long way to providing some formal recognition of outstanding work in this area.
If you want to accelerate progress and close the gap in your school read the recent case study with Westfields Junior School to find out how the teaching staff used IRIS Connect to achieve this goal.
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