Kyra Learning Network
We are a Learning Community
“Constantly understanding our needs and identifying best practice and research to generate a professional learning community. We are not afraid of asking for help, nor are we reserved in offering support and expertise wherever we can”
Kyra Members 2014
Continued Professional Development should be a strong, effective tool that guides and supports our journey to delivering our shared moral purpose: Ambitious for children, Embracing change. The Kyra Learning Network will utilise the expertise and talents that exists within our alliance, connecting schools so we can have a greater impact on pupil experiences and outcomes.
How to be involved in the Kyra Learning Network
We will be launching two Professional Learning Communities in the Summer Term 2017:
‘Pupil Premium’ & ‘Pastoral Leadership’
What is a professional learning community?
Building a professional learning community, or PLC, recognises that schools must work together to achieve their collective purpose of learning for all. Therefore, they create structures to promote a collaborative culture. The term is also applied to schools that use small-group collaboration as a form of professional development. The three words explain the concept: professionals coming together in a group—a community—to learn.
Professional learning communities tend to serve two broad purposes:
- Improving the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, expertise exchange, and professional dialogue;
- Improving the educational aspirations, achievement, and attainment of children through stronger leadership and teaching.
You can read more about Professional Learning Communities in James Siddle & Michael Pain’s blog: Professional Learning Communities linking CPD to daily practice
Wednesday 17th May 4pm – 5.30pm
Places are limited to 12 participants per PLC, to book you place please use the following links:
"We will harness our collective professionalism, expertise, and moral purpose, to ensure no one is left behind, and every school and individual in our partnership thrives – to the benefit of all children."— Kyra members - 2014
The Kyra Journal is published 6 times per year. It contains news and updates on what’s happening within the alliance and each edition has a focus on one area of activity.
Kyra Member Event Booking
Kyra Research School
Kyra Teaching School
- Mount Street Academy