Glenroi Heights Public School, in Orange NSW, has embedded Quality Teaching Rounds in its school plan following positive feedback from teachers.
After attending a QTR workshop in Orange in 2019, principal Liz Beasley put all her staff through online training in the first half of 2020 and implemented Rounds in terms three and four.
“We are in our second year of implementation [in 2021], and our experience so far has been extremely positive. Our staff have really taken the process on board,” Ms Beasley said.
QTR is embedded in the School Improvement Plan as part of the strategic directions “Building Belonging Becoming” and “Confident Capable Learners”.
Glenroi Heights has 240 students and has created smaller class sizes to facilitate personalised learning for all students. The school promotes inclusivity throughout their nine mainstream and six support classes and strong Aboriginal education programs.
“We understand the significant impact teachers have on student learning outcomes, and I believe the quality professional learning and feedback our teachers participate in has a positive effect on their teaching practice,” Ms Beasley said.
“The feedback from teachers has been extremely encouraging and demonstrates that teachers have found the process beneficial.”
Comments from teachers include: