Visible Learning at Stormont House School
Achievement for all in a unique world-class school
Visible Learning has been central to our improvement as a school and continues to be one of the 3 key strategic priorities in our School Development Plan
To find out more about the impact of Visible Learning at Stormont House click on the link below:
Our teachers use Visible Learning Impact Cycles to increase their impact on learning
There are five main stages in an Impact Cycle
- What are my students’ learning needs? - Gathering evidence
- What are my learning needs in relation to these student needs? - focused professional development
- Plan the changes you will make
- Implement change
- Monitor and evaluate impact of action
Here are some ‘real-life’ examples of our teachers’ Visible Learning Impact Cycles. They were written to evaluate and then improve the teacher’s own impact in the chosen area rather than with publication in mind! In response to requests from other schools, we are sharing them in a collegial spirit, mindful that they weren’t written for an external audience and haven’t been ‘spruced up’ in any way at all!
Other Evaluations of Impact: Developing leaders’ capacity to evaluate what works best
We have used our understanding of Professor John Hattie’s ‘Effect Size’ to evaluate the impact of our key maths intervention programmes, which are funded by the Pupil Premium Grant and Year 7 Catch-up Grant
All links can be found below:
- 1. Do students understand what they are learning rather than what they are doing.
- 2.Effective Feedback- What do learners understand by 'feedback'
- 3. Physical Education Mindframes
- 4. The Visible Learning Classroom- Communicating Understanding
- 5. The Visible Learning Classroom- Response to Failure
- 6. What makes a good learner
- 7. What makes a good reader