Personalised Learning is… • An educational aspiration – that reflects a system-wide commitment to moral purpose, high excellence and high equity. • An educational strategy – that provides the focus for school improvement efforts and that links development at the level of the classroom, school and system • An approach to teaching and learning – that for the student focuses on developing their potential and range of learning skills (particularly ICT), and for the teacher focuses on their repertoire of teaching skills and managing the learning experience in groups • A system of education – that sees children as social beings with individual, social, cultural and welfare needs that extend beyond the classroom into the family and community Assigning your Essex Domain Name to your new websiteTo assign your Essex Domain Name to your new website, please contact email@example.com or telephone 08700 112 870.
Definition of Personalised Learning • Designing teaching, curriculum and school organisation to address the needs of the individual pupil • A learning offer to all children that extends beyond the school context into the local community and beyond • An approach to teaching and learning that focuses on an individual’s potential and learning skills • A system that recognises and supports the needs of the whole child • A system that removes barriers to learning early on • A system that is more accessible and open to customisation
What children want from PL • Te feel that they are learning and to derive satisfaction from this • To have some ownership of their education and their own learning and to understand why they are learning • Choice in what they learn • For their education to be culturally relevant • Interesting, varied, often active lessons • A relationship with the teacher, who they feel knows them • Not to get left behind • Friendships • To be understood and supported as a whole child, including an understanding of their life and needs outside of school
What teachers want from PL • Opportunity to build relationships with students • Freedom to teach without being constrained by behaviour issues • To be able to meet differing needs of different children within one classroom • Parental support • Pupils engaging with and taking learning beyond classroom • For all pupils to achieve to the best of their ability • Time to be able to mark pupil’s work properly • Other professionals to whom they can readily refer children and parents to support their wider needs
What parents want from PL • To feel child is progressing and achieving to best of their ability • To have contact with and faith in the school • To be involved in child’s education • For child to enjoy school • Qualifications gained have value • Transition to adulthood will be smooth • Accessible services based in and around a school that can support their child’s wider needs
Five Components of Personalised Learning • Assessment for Learning • Teaching and learning and ICT strategies • Enabling curriculum choice • Organising the school for personalised learning • Engaging with the community and beyond