In May 2008 Jon came to work with our school for three weeks as part of the Creative Partnerships Enquiry School project. The focus of the project was to develop speaking and listening through story telling with Year One children. This year group was chosen as 60% of the children had limited English and half of them had only recently arrived in this country, such a group, therefore, presented a huge challenge.
Jon shared his great expertise, ideas and boundless enthusiasm to develop the project during both the planning and implementation stages with our children and staff. Since the project has been completed, Jon has continued to help and has advised us on the development of our multi-media resources.
Jon has a caring, open and friendly personality which makes him easy to work with and has built up excellent relationships with the children, students on work experience and all members of staff. He also delivered valuable inset training for all staff, sharing his expertise so that the knowledge gained would be sustainable as staff would develop their own multi-media projects.
Working with Jon as part of Creative Partnerships was a fantastic experience for everyone at our school. His infectious enthusiasm caught the imagination of the children and the staff. All of the children wanted to talk. They were so proud of their achievements and gained so much satisfaction from their work, it was a delight to witness their pleasure and enjoyment.
Thank you Jon
Year One Teacher