In this recorded session Anne Cameron from the Schools Partnership project and Helen Rowland, Donna Tandy and Guy Oliver from Focus-Trust explain how the peer review process has helped them shape and refine their response to the pandemic, and what it’s taught them about collaboration and digital strategy.
This event concluded with a practical session from Guy Oliver who shared some ways we has been using Jamboard for collaboration with colleagues and pupils. To try these yourself you can visit Guy’s Jamboard templates (1 and 2) and make copies for your own use.
- 0:08 Introductions
- 3:34 Helen tells us more about the context and values of Focus-Trust, which consists of 15 primary schools in the North West of England
- 5:25 Anne explains what the Schools Partnership programme is and how it works with different schools
- 8:36 Donna describes how Focus-Trust’s digital strategy equipped them to adapt to the beginning of the pandemic
- 13:57 Anne details how the peer review process, developed by SPP, works and how it supports and empowers schools to make meaningful improvements.
- 17:41 Helen adds what the peer review process looks like in Focus-Trust, how is differs from the standard approach and why it works for them
- 19:42 Donna describes how the peer review process had to be adapted during the pandemic, and how technology has supported this kind of collaboration for the Trust
- 22:50 Donna shares the lessons that she and the trust more widely have learnt as a result of the pandemic, and how these have informed their digital strategy
- 28:37 Donna and Guy explain the elements of the Trust’s use of technology during the pandemic that they will continue to use in the future
- 31:55 Anne and Helen describe how technology has changed the peer review process for them, and what a blended model might look like in the future
- 34:29 Guy shares some examples of his own use of Jamboard with pupils and staff and why it has been so helpful and versatile for remote collaboration
- 47:52 Rowan shares her own top tips for using technology for collaboration in a blended setting
- 51:23 Closing words