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A R.E.A.L.L.Y. Brilliant INSET Day

On Monday 7th January all members of R.E.A.L. staff gathered at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Nottingham for a staff conference and INSET Day.

The day started off with a funny and motivating presentation on “The Art of Being R.E.A.L.L.Y Brilliant.” The session was presented by Andrew Black from The Art of Brilliance company and focused on how to be your very “best self”.

Interactive teaching and learning workshops were held in the afternoon. These engaging sessions were led by R.E.A.L. curriculum leads Rabia Masud (science), Jo Whitby (English), Jonathan King (maths), and STEM (Science, Technology, English and Maths) expert Duncan Allen.

Colleagues from George Spencer Academy – Vice Principal Jules Gordon, and Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Director Caroline Arnold, also delivered afternoon sessions on effective marking, feedback and meta cognition.

Staff were also treated to a special performance on the keyboard by a R.E.A.L. learner, who played a piece from their grade 5 music exam beautifully.

There was a special presentation for 10 years dedication to Special Educational Needs (SEN) education for Brian and Richard Smith. Staff also received recognition pin badges for their contributions to R.E.A.L. over a variety of years.

The day finished with a brilliant film made by the Digital Arts provision and artistic director Neil Kellow about what it is like to work at R.E.A.L.

Kay Carter, R.E.A.L. Education, and organiser of the event said: “It has been another great event, which could not take place without the help and assistance of a team of colleagues who I would like to thank personally for all their support – not forgetting our brilliant ICT team who always provide us with great support at these events. I am R.E.A.L.L.Y not sure what we are going to do next year to top this one!”

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