Partnership Project - IB Subject Communities
Sevenoaks School has partnered with The Education People and the UK IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) to establish a cross-sector initiative to support school improvement, especially in non-selective state schools in Kent. Specifically, the partnership has implemented an online social learning platform (IB Subject Communities) which will help teachers across the partnership share teaching advice, best practice, and resources.
Four members of Sevenoaks School staff are Subject Leaders (Art, Biology, Psychology and Mathematics) and will curate and facilitate their area of expertise. The initiative has been designed to increase mutual understanding and community between in all sectors and between experienced and inexperienced or non-specialist teachers alike. The key aim is for teachers to improve their practice overall, regardless of school context, but fundamental to the core of the partnership is a desire to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students at post-16.