The Brixton Learning Collaborative (BLC) is a group of 13 schools and Children’s Centres in Brixton, south London, working together to support pupils, staff, families and the local community through partnership working.
In the Brixton Learning Collaborative, we help each other to be outstanding
We do this through:
- Maintaining our creative approach
- Promoting pupil voice
- Demonstrating transformational impact
- All schools becoming beacons of excellence
- Demonstrating a sense of collective responsibility
- Supporting schools to ensure Teaching and Learning remains consistently outstanding over time
- Engaging families with support from schools within the Collaborative
- Sharing our resources in a reciprocal way
This week 28 children from across our cluster enjoyed a challenging and exciting 2 hour workshop of drumming with Archbishop Sumner’s full time music teacher, Dini Presman. The children composed and performed a range of pieces using different effects and dynamics and enjoyed taking turns in conducting the group. it was great to see the children and the adults who accompanied them play so well and with such enthusiasm.
This week Science leaders from St Gabriel’s College. Archibishop Sumner Primary, Evelyn Grace Academy, St John Divine Primary, Jessop Primary and St Saviour’s Primary met to share samples of children’s work, discuss Science teaching and learning in their schools and plan working together. The enthusiastic group of teachers had valuable exchange of how science is taught in primary compared to secondary. They discussed the value of children being familiar with ways of reading data eg through graphs when they get to secondary. Next term the group plan to set up some sessions where year 5 children can visit and participate in Science lessons in secondary schools, and we hope to run a Science Fair in the Spring.
Lots of great things to do with your children over the half term break.
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IT co-ordinators from Archbishop Sumner, Jessop and St Saviour’s met last night for a session facilitated by London CLC, to look at ways of assessing children’s progress in the new Computing curriculum and different ways of gathering evidence. This will be the first of 3 meetings supported by CLC. The group discussed the challenge of setting assessment targets in this ever changing and progressing subject area. CLC introduced the group to Creative Commons, a way for teachers and pupils to share their work publicly for free whilst having it acknowledged. They also looked at the lgfl tools available to support class blogging and ways in which blogging can be used as a child’s e-portfolio, to give a purpose for blogging. We look forward to the next meeting when teachers will look at the Computer Science aspect of the curriculum for all groups in more depth and work together on assessment.
We are very pleased to have partnered up with Scrapstore in Tooting. Read all about our latest workshop with them:
From Suhayr, Samuel, Jayson, Tayla, Alan, Hayaat and RihannaI learnt that MPs can’t go into the House of Lords.
I was surprised we couldn’t sit on the chairs in the House of Lords or the House of Commons.
The part of the building I found most interesting was the general area with statues of famous people like Margaret Thatcher.
I learn some very interesting things: the Monarch can’t go into the House of Commons and also it is Soooo BIG!
I liked the Robing Room because there was a throne.
I found the pictures in the gallery interesting because they were detailed and the patterns on the walls were amazing.