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18/09/20

Thank you , we’ll get that sorted!

17/09/20

Great to see 7 Gatton doing so well in their Music lesson earlier today when completing ‘Master Drummer’, definitely some musicians for the future in this class

16/09/20

Would you like to join our expanding school or know anyone who would? We are looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join our hard working and dedicated team of staff. https://t.co/SCDAaZ5yV3

16/09/20

Our freshly painted lines on our multi use games area being utilised by some of our year 8 students in their cricket lesson today. James Anderson watch out! https://t.co/xVcDFuzKBD

15/09/20

Creative year 9 textiles lesson today where the students were using marbling to create cells for a petri dish display https://t.co/SYTfGmWCKF

12/09/20

Each student has a unique access code which they were given to take home this week. There is also an app available for iOS and Android. have several apps, for students, teachers and parents, so please make sure you download the parent app for your code to work.

12/09/20

Thank you to all of our parents and carers who have logged into this week. This is to become our main method of communicating with you all over the coming weeks. If you have not yet accessed the site, it can be found here: https://t.co/Oa2auA6H7t

09/09/20

More fantastic work by today as we receive delivery of some more high quality furniture to enhance our provision 👏

07/09/20

Great to have our students back in school. An example of an Art lesson today, who says the first lesson of the year needs to be boring! https://t.co/bp1QwoMV8a

02/09/20

Very busy day at MPS today as staff worked tirelessly to ensure our school site is ready to receive our students back tomorrow

01/09/20

Great to have the MPS staff back today for our INSET and looking forward to our students returning shortly. Thank you to for use of their hall https://t.co/2J07xCPJpt

22/08/20

More fantastic work by recently that we have benefitted from. Making a real difference to schools and more importantly the students in them. Keep it up!

15/07/20

Retweeted From MPS Arts

This week the students created words from photographic alphabets taken last week. This little gem was created by Isobel and a pleasure to share with the staff This has made us all smile today 😁 watch this space for more creative responses.. https://t.co/10uyTEpAWY

08/07/20

When the BBC visited MPS! https://t.co/0oCLO4tMne

06/07/20

Exciting day at MPS today........the BBC have been in school filming some footage to be aired on the news on Wednesday regarding the fantastic work Business2Schools are doing https://t.co/aBqasYwdOk

18/06/20

Thank you so much to Emily in year 7 who made these fabulous chocolate puddings for staff. Very thoughtful of you https://t.co/bBJfYYkXJX

18/06/20

Pleased to hear you liked it!

18/06/20

There should be a size guide on the order form. Yes, we would say they are true to size. Thanks

18/06/20

Many thanks for your positive feedback and comments, it means a lot. The staff are working extremely hard to support our students during this challenging time

18/06/20

Amazing work Iona, well done

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Why Integrated Teaching Projects?

Integrated Teaching Projects (ITPs) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. In ITP, students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds, and provides real-world relevance for learning.

After completing a project students remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Because of this, students who gain content knowledge with ITP are better able to apply what they know and can do to new situations.

In the 21st century, workplace success requires more than basic knowledge and skills. In ITP, students not only understand content more comprehensively but also learn how to take responsibility and build confidence, solve problems, work collaboratively, communicate ideas and be creative innovators.

It is essential that all projects have a real outcome and a real audience. When students know that the work they are creating in a project will be displayed publicly, this changes the nature of the project from the moment they start working - because they know they will need to literally ‘stand by’ their work, under scrutiny and questioning from family, friends, and community members.

This inspires a level of ambition and commitment much greater than is fuelled by the incentive of ‘getting good marks.’ In addition, students’ families, as well as other people from the local community, get to see what is going on in the school, providing an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the school and our community.

 

Essential Elements of ITP include:

  • Significant Content - At its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subjects.
  • 21st century competencies - Students build competencies valuable for today’s world, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation, which are explicitly taught and assessed.
  • In-Depth Inquiry - Students are engaged in an extended, rigorous process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers.
  • Driving Question - Project work is focused by an open-ended question that students understand and find intriguing, which captures their task or frames their exploration.
  • Need to Know - Students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the ‘Driving Question’ and create project products, beginning with an Entry Event that generates interest and curiosity.
  • Voice and Choice - Students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.
  • Critique and Revision - The project includes processes for students to give and receive feedback on the quality of their work, leading them to make revisions or conduct further inquiry.
  • Public Audience - Students present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.