Socrates’ Tree tool used in primary school community consultation
A Newton Abbot school is using the latest hi-tech tools to ask local people how they would like to see learning develop in the area.
Haytor View Community Primary School and Nursery has gone on-line to seek views for its Vision for Learning in the 21st Century.
And the school is using a special programme to gather the views of children, parents, families and everyone else in the local community with an interest in education.
Haytor View’s Head of Learning and Development, Katy Liley, said: “We are looking to develop school provision for the community of Buckland and Newton Abbot for the 21st century. Local people’s thoughts will guide us in shaping the provision for the future. To help us to collect people’s thoughts and ideas, we are making use of a tool called Socrates’ Tree.
“The Socrates’ Tree poses a series of themes, each one presenting two opposite ways of thinking. There are no right or wrong answers. It is a way for us to hear everybody’s voice and find out what people think of school provision for the future.
“It takes a few minutes to complete and takes place online. To access Socrates’ Tree follow the link: www.socratestree.com
“Click on the icon ‘login’ and enter the project name as ‘haytorview’ then follow the instructions.
“We are keen to get as many responses as possible in order to explore the possibilities for 21st century provision.
“For people who do not want to use the internet, we will be holding a consultation day at the school on Monday (July 19) between 9am and 3pm and people are very welcome to pop in and meet with parents and staff to discuss their vision for the future.”
(from a press release)
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