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17/09/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Ignite a passion for learning and visit an open event https://t.co/3waW1y4Aux https://t.co/8DYWW4QLRP

11/09/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

I loved the school, the staff & the pupils but why does leading have to be at such a great personal cost? https://https://t.co/wnub48Ev8a

06/09/19

With 5 schools serving the Merstham and wider community it is a shame we have not received adequate communication too. Happy to discuss if that helps? https://t.co/WBz5NhMrNB

06/09/19

I think the community has been let down through a lack of communications and planning. With a six week holiday - ehy agrre for the work to start a week before schools return knowing works will last for three? 1/2 https://t.co/WBz5NhMrNB

06/09/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

06/09/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

We have 9 reasons to join but there are loads more. Come to an open evening and find them https://t.co/SOlt5UUOxr https://t.co/XXPyAtmrR3

06/09/19

Looking to make a difference then join the team at GLF https://t.co/VE1wlgy0ay

04/09/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Our new restaurant opened today with staff getting a yummy preview. Look forward to Year 7 & 11 tasting the wonderful food available from tomorrow! https://t.co/JI31S6Y1Pj

03/09/19

We had a great first day today with our new Year 7’s - nervous at the start of the day and lots of smiles on the way home. See you all tomorrow morning for Day 2.

01/09/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Today marks 7 years since the formation of , when joined as a Trust of two. A lot has changed since! “Things evolve” is a phrase used earlier this year by when visiting - they certainly do!

30/08/19

We hope that all our families have had a restful summer. Don't forget Monday 2nd September is an INSET day, so the school is closed to children. Children return on Tuesday 3 September.

27/08/19

Retweeted From YMCA East Surrey

Pre-school are running a Summer Fun Day tomorrow for children aged 2-5 years. Come along! Tell your friends! Bring a group! We would love to see you there. https://t.co/LDl7QPndGJ

13/08/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Our students Artwork exhibited in Strickland Riverton, Australia to be a part of the global artist trading card project. 5430 children across the world drawing about what makes them happy 🙌🏻 https://t.co/A9HpQfQBHj

07/08/19

Wow - our work displayed down-under! 👏👏 https://t.co/ZKfoN7x1my

18/07/19

Retweeted From Teacher 2.0

Collated our literacy provision for 2019-20 on the plane, hopefully that's everything (?!) and now I'm on holiday. Happy holidays ! https://t.co/PbXdkUVrKN

17/07/19

Retweeted From Mousey

Well organised sports day by . It was nice to see a good variety of events which promoted inclusivity for all. Fantastic team ethos from the pupils cheering each other on irrespective of house. https://t.co/D5J6snyZpX

17/07/19

An absolute pleasure - thank you for supporting the students yesterday! https://t.co/ZOgWsoLOo5

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Fantastic Sports Day at MPS yesterday - well done everyone for participating and cheering each other on! https://t.co/pDRWwBJHfl

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Standing Long Jump enjoyed by our Year 7s https://t.co/G5N809CuuH

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Students enjoying the mixed relay. Well done Nutfield. https://t.co/lgnb7EAOy1

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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.