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Teach Together, Literacy & Numeracy at Pelham Primary School

Wimbledon High School have partnered with Pelham Primary School for the Teach Together Literacy & Numeracy project. This programme gives our students the unique opportunity to initially, be taught how to teach by Wimbledon High staff, before heading out to one of our partner schools, in this case, Pelham Primary School. It will follow the very successful model the science department have delivered over the last two years called ISSP, however, the range of subjects is much more diverse.The Teach Together programme benefits not only our state partner schools, but also WHS students. We have seen a growth in confidence in personal delivery and a more thorough understanding of students from different backgrounds.

Aims

  • Focus is on helping students with SEN / EAL
  • Wimbledon High students have been helping Pelham students in their Literacy and Numeracy

Students at Pelham had tuition from WHS students in:

  • Maths
  • Computer Science
  • Use of PowerPoint
  • Use of Excel
  • Use of Word
  • Developing displays for ‘Diversity Week’
  • Art
  • Painting
  • Reading with students who have EAL and SEN

Background

The Teach Together project as a whole commenced in September 2017 at Wimbledon High School whereby we reached out to a number of schools to invite them to collaborate with us. Our goal is to ensure our students here at Wimbledon High learn valuable new skills for their own personal development as well as the partnering schools benefiting from having our students teach them subjects in a fun and innovative way.

Resources

Teachers had help with –

  • Marking of students’ work
  • Displays
  • Development of key school themes, such as Diversity and ICT

 

Impact

Quote from Year 5 teacher – 

Leslie worked within the classroom, supporting the children, mainly with Maths and English tasks. During the course of her visits she worked both with individual pupils and groups of children. She asked questions of the children to make them think; she showed them where they might have made some mistakes and how they could put them right. The children she supported enjoyed getting to work with her.

Pupil Involvement

Various students

 

  • Students from Pelham Primary in: Reception, Year 1, Year 5
  • Students from 11-13 at Wimbledon High

Frequency

A total of 20 weeks each at 1.5 hours per week