Monday, 23 March 2009

The Vertical Grouping Experience

This short film captures the views of staff and students about the vertical tutor group experiment that took place recently. We are engaging in a detailed piece of research about the potential value of a vertical pastoral system and the film contains a full spectrum of views which will help inform debate.

1 comment:

Soren Hawes said...

Firstly, what a polished and effective film - I loved the clarity of the contributors and the titles were great.

I think we need to think about how students and staff are able to make links and learning relationships across the school. I think that faculties and year teams can sometimes herd people together and restrict the opportunities for creative interactions. I think the vertical group is a good model that we can generalise - how might the staff be given opportunities collaborate and share in the same ways that children of different ages can in the vertical group?

Lastly, I got a sense from some of the 6th form contributors that they thought they gave more than they got back form the vertical groups - all though this might be different if they had worked their way up from the Year 7 and had been the beneficiaries when they were younger.

All in all I think a great idea and a great film that shares the experience intelligently and thoughtfully . Top work!

Mr. Hawes