What is Hive?
Hive is all about this
statement from Stephen R. Covey:
“The main thing is keeping the
main thing the main thing”
So what is the main thing for
Hive and for The Park Federation?
Teaching and Learning (Core Business)
“Forget smart uniforms and
small classes. The secret of stellar grades and thriving students is
Economist, 11th June 2016.
American study found that in a single year’s teaching the top 10% of
teachers impart three times as much learning to their pupils as the
worth 10% do.’
Economist, 11th June 2016.
To be a high performing
teacher is not easy because teaching is an:
“incredibly intricate, complex
and beautiful craft.”
To develop our “beautiful
craft”, we need exceptional continuing professional development at
every stage in our careers.
Hive Vision Statement
is about give and take. Look at the bees taking nectar back
the hive to make into honey while simultaneously pollinating the blooms
they visit. Well The Park Federation has a Hive too!
Hive is home for practitioner-led research and development.
Instead of visiting flowers, our teachers will visit schools within and
beyond the federation. They will take ideas into the
environment to share and test, and return with ideas to inspire and, as
a result, transform children’s learning and lives.
Hive Key Aims:
Hive Training must:
- Gather and disseminate great ideas
- Advise how CPD can accelerate progress and improve
- Design, organise and implement CPD programmes
- Conduct, commission and disseminate research
- Ensure that Hive’s work is monitored and evaluated
- Build collaboration within and beyond the federation
- be relevant to needs and interests of colleagues
- be monitored, evaluated and revised
- be personalised
committed to building an ethos of lifelong learning- starting with the
Accomplished Teacher Programme (first three years in the profession)
- be developed in response to requests and requirements of
Teachers, Principals and The Park Federation;
- provide opportunities to network, make links and promote
What makes us unique?
- Focus on Action Research and day-to-day practice.
- Address current challenges in teaching and learning.
- Trial, test, measure and communicate findings
- Improve teaching and learning
Some comments made by
- Lifelong learning
- Own research
- A supportive environment
- Research that will have an impact on teaching learning and
- “Practical ideas for use in class.”
- “Liked the dramatisation it caught me off guard and I had
to really think.”
- “Sharing strategies, supporting each other, sharing
experiences, helps to apply to our classroom situations.”
- “Interactive and thought provoking.”
- “Covered queries I had.”
- “Given examples of how to organise myself.”
- “Interactive, fun, engaging, informative and helpful to
meet other NQTs.”