QLCs are held by year groups to give teachers opportunities to share best practice ideas with colleagues from other schools.

New Format for QLC

Following discussions at the September 2nd, 2011 Lead Teacher Meeting it was proposed to modify the existing QLC format.
This new format was introduced to teachers at the September QLC meetings.
Discussion Points
Improving Arataki Cluster's QLC meetings
Discuss a possible purpose and potential benefits of QLC's.


Opportunities to share points of view, new learnings, discoveries, barriers, progress in IT, etc
Keeps the focus. Professional Development
Sharing -sharing - sharing and then more sharing

Working with colleagues, safety working in year group
Problem shared is a problem halved
Safe environment for beliefs to be challenged and discussed
To test efficacy of competing ideas
Support to process new understandings
Utility Value
  • Highlight & discuss the main features of Stewart's QLC model?
  • Time scale
  • Values reflection
  • Mix of people across the school
  • Small groups (4)
  • Structured, specific questions
  • Sharing visits to understand and appreciate a wide range of alternative professional learning environments
  • Roles and responsibilities can be fluid.(other people can lead the group)

Discuss how these differ from what we currently do?
One person often dominates and others can not contribute. They do not feel comfortable to.

Bigger groups
  • Need to develop relationships- we don't spend enough time together to create the trusted environment

Smaller groups
  • Targeted purpose (through questions)
  • Time appears longer
  • A focus on evidence to support intentions

  • Large groups, not enough people sharing (IT evidence)
  • Suggest changes that might make our QLC’s more effective/useful
  • Needs/skills based workshops people select their focus
  • Everyone has an opportunity to share not just one person dominating
  • Input from teachers on the topics
  • Smaller groups of four or five - people feel safe to share and get more benefit from them
  • Repeating feedback is time consuming and often repetative
  • Short time frame that is kept to
  • Staff bring a concrete example of effective e-learning
  • More sessions rather than just 2 a year

QLC May 2011

Agenda and instructions for May's QLCs

QLC May 2012

Year 5-6 notes: