On Tuesday 6th February, the weather outside may have been cold and dreary (with a sprinkling of snow thrown in), however this didn’t stop The Linking Network from meeting with teachers on the Bradford Schools Linking Project for the second training session of the year –CPD2. It was brilliant to see the teachers from across the district again and to hear about their first meetings and see examples of the fantastic work they have done in class and exchanged with one another exploring the questions Who am I? Who are we?
CPD2 provides TLN with the chance to catch up with linked pairs of teachers to find out how their linking journey is going so far and a chance to welcome and support those new to the project. During the session, teachers found out about the Spring and Summer terms of the linking project. TLN shared some resources and themes which teachers could use within their classrooms and during their class visits to explore Where do we live? and How do we all live together? Resources shared connected to campaigns such as Show the love asking what we each love about the world, the thought provoking UN Global goals video Home where astronauts describe their conversation with one another when looking down on the Earth from space. Link teachers had time to plan with one another and to map out the rest of the linking year. There was a buzz as teachers discussed the activities that their children could complete collaboratively during class visits to each school.
Many teachers on the linking project across the country have already met this term for Linking CPD2 and others are about to meet after the half term holidays. It has been fantastic to see examples of the creative curriculum work that has taken place in classrooms across the country. As the network of linking facilitators across the country we are all very aware of the hard work and commitment of teachers to creating experiences and learning for their pupils that help them champion equality and promote community. We look forward to seeing what the rest of Spring and Summer hold!