A Professional Learning Community (PLC) approach is the cornerstone to Ashdale Primary School. Our Business Plan is built upon the three ‘big ideas’ of PLC; Learning, Results and Collaboration. This learning component for staff is especially important.
The Teacher Development Schools (TDS) initiative has been a driver of this concept at Ashdale Primary School since becoming a TDS in 2014. Ashdale Primary School staff have taken the roles of both participant and provider of Professional Learning. This has created an intertwined relationship between self-development and capacity building of key individuals in the school. Staff now see the need to develop and hence, become learners themselves.
Since the school has taken on TDS, there has been further reflection by teachers to advance their own personal status. We currently have a total of ten staff who have achieved Level Three status, many of whom have been involved at some level, with the TDS project.
Ashdale Primary School is a TDS for Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Digital Technologies. We can offer individualised Professional Learning to staff at DoE schools.
Ashdale Primary School has a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to ensuring all students have access to high quality learning. We have implemented the ABLEWA to provide quality teaching and learning programs for students with disability and how this links into the Reporting to Parents: Special Educational Needs.
Ashdale Primary can assist in:
Ashdale Primary School has been a TDS for Digital Technologies and it is embedded in our teaching practices across the school. We can offer schools Professional Learning to:
The Teacher Development Schools (TDSs) initiative acknowledges teachers learn best from other teachers. The aim of the TDS continues to be building a shared professional understanding and capacity to improve what happens in classrooms. The TDS will deliver practical, school-based professional learning opportunities for teachers and school leaders to learn directly from the successful practices of others. This will enable expertise to be applied and shared across schools and the system.
In 2018–2021, TDSs provide professional learning to best meet the needs and context of teachers across schools, networks and regions.
There are two ways of accessing support from Ashdale Primary School.
Join our Connect page Western Australian Curriculum Ashdale Primary School TDS as we advertise upcoming events there.
To request an individualised Professional Learning event, you will need to complete an online Request for Support direct from the webpage (you will need a DoE login to access).
For general enquiries about TDS contact: TDS.firstname.lastname@example.org
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