As previously mentioned, I'm at New Wine this week and this blog is changing. One of the big focuses at New Wine is community development, something that is pretty important in school!
Our pupils are constantly learning how to act within community. We teach that via our pedagogy and how we act in community with pupils and staff. How does our teaching influence pupils values, perceptions and interactions within community?
Our pupils are hopefully going to spend the rest of their lives in community (isolation and loneliness being toxic killers). We as teachers get to have a say as to what role they will play in community. Let's make it positive!
Let's make community key, letting pupils know they are visible and significant.