Following the success of the Lincolnshire Learning Partnership's first cross-phase project - Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants, next year's areas of focus have been announced. 'Mobilise Choice' offers opportunities to engage with projects on: Digital Feedback in Maths, Cognitive Theory, Marking and Feedback, Independent Choice or the opportunity to bid for funding as part of Innovation Choice. If your school wishes to continue focusing on teaching assistants, there is Teaching Assistants Embedding.

You can find a concise overview of the next phase of Mobilise in this short video: Mobilise Choice: introducing the next phase of Mobilise

Book now on to one of the free taster sessions to find out how Mobilise Choice can support your school improvement priorities, book your session here.

Once representatives from your school have attended a taster session and have selected your Mobilise Choice, please register here.

Mobilise Choice Opportunity - Research Champion

We have an exciting opportunity for Research Champions for Feedback & Marketing, Cognition & Independence- three positions, each Research Champion specialising in one theme.

For further information please see the full job advert at the bottom of the page - Files section.

Should you have any queries please contact mobilise@lincolnmountstreet.lincs.sch.uk

'TAs were initially nervous about peer observations but they generated so much dialogue - they now fully understand the purpose and value the time to discuss them.' Rebecca - SBL at Elsea Park Academy, Bourne.

'TAs were confident with what was expected of their role when Ofsted visited.' Lynsey - SBL at Bourne Abbey.

Well done to Hazel, who has led Mobilise this year and all the hard-working staff at Morton Trentside in Gainsborough, recognised in their April Ofsted report:

"The ‘Mobilise’ training programme for teaching assistants, for example, is one example of the well-chosen training and professional development initiatives which have supported improvement in the quality of teaching across the school. This work has had a positive impact across the school by improving teaching assistants’ questioning skills in order to promote children’s deeper thinking."

CONGRATULATIONS to St Faith's Infants School, in Lincoln! Recognition of its staff's fantastic engagement with the project, which is having an impact, was noted in its Ofsted report January 2017:

“Teachers work well with the teaching assistants to plan work together and discuss the progress that pupils are making. Teaching assistants contribute greatly to pupils’ learning, particularly the learning of those who need to catch up and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Their participation in the ‘Mobilise’ programme, led by the Lincolnshire Learning Partnership and the Kyra Teaching School Alliance, has enabled teaching assistants to reflect on and develop their practice further.”

An Ofsted inspector, who visited Billinghay in March 2017 reported: "Teachers and teaching assistants have benefited from participating in research projects to help them to improve their practice, for example in the effective deployment of staff and use of time during lessons.”  Well done to Richard and his dedicated staff, who have really taken the EEF’s recommendations on board.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has become a strategic partner of the Lincolnshire Learning Partnership, and together we are about to begin our first piece of school improvement support for schools. The aim of the MOBILISE project is to ensure that every school leader in Lincolnshire is supported and equipped to make sense of, and act on, the research evidence of the impact of Teaching Assistants in the workplace. We are delighted that the EEF have agreed to support Lincolnshire schools during this project and work with our Teaching Schools to ensure that all schools and academies, and our pupils, benefit from this research.

The ultimate aim of this project is to build an effective cluster based, school to school infrastructure, which will enable all of us to be “evidence informed” and “evidence ready” in the future – able to rapidly understand, respond and implement research. It will equip teachers and leaders in your school to become champions of the evidence and see outcomes transformed for our pupils. The aim is that the cluster model we create together will be used again and again, every time there is new evidence, helping us to be at the cutting edge of school improvement.

If you have any concerns regarding the Mobilise Project, please contact the team via email at mobilise@lincolnmountstreet.lincs.sch.uk or telephone: 07769661605.


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