Video Coaching at Elmhurst: An update from Mr Cater and Mrs Mawanda

Elmhurst School for Boys

10th November 2017

The implementation of video coaching for teaching staff, is now well underway at Elmhurst. The staff have been experimenting with ‘Swivl’ video technology over the first half of Autumn term, and this half term, they will begin coaching each other in their year groups, enabling them to develop their teaching practice further.

The videos of teachers conducting their lessons, which will be shared only with other staff, will allow the teachers to reflect on their planning, actions in the classroom and the opportunities they provide that promote learning within the classroom. 

Mr Cater says:
“This year, Elmhurst has invested in Swivl video technology which will enable staff to reflect on their teaching and how this impacts on the boys’ learning. This is important because, by allowing teachers the opportunity to view their own work from a different perspective, watching as an observer might, they are able to reflect on their own practice and as a result make improvements which will have a positive impact on learning outcomes within every classroom. All staff are involved in this process and are taking it in turns to coach one another, taking a cognitive coaching approach to help facilitate a fully reflective process. The ultimate goal is to improve the learning that takes place within the classroom at Elmhurst, by providing even greater challenges, and opportunities for the boys to achieve.” 

Mrs Mawanda says:
“Some staff were initially apprehensive watching themselves on camera, but after watching their own videos back, they have been able to identify many strengths in their teaching practice and also to identify some potential areas of development, that they were not aware of before. By all reflecting on our teaching practice in this way, we are ensuring that every pupil gets the very best from each lesson and is supported in reaching their full potential.”

Posted on 12th Jul 2021 |

Developments at Elmhurst Next Academic Year

Next academic year sees Mrs Sara Marriott joining Elmhurst as the newly appointed head. Having spent the last fourteen years [...]

Read more »

Posted on 9th Jul 2021 | Key Stage 1

Speaking Skills have a celebration!

Dear Speaking Skills Parents, We had a lovely end of year celebration and I managed to film the boys performing [...]

Read more »

Posted on 5th Jul 2021 | Virtual School

Bellevue Schools Shortlisted For Outstanding Response to Covid-19 Award

We are thrilled to announce that the Bellevue Education group of schools have been shortlisted for an Independent Schools of [...]

Read more »
Photo Gallery Arrange a visi Request a Prospectus School Calendar
Est. 1869
Back to top Back to top

© 2021 Elmhurst School for Boys

44 - 48 South Park Hill Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7DW

T: 020 8688 0661

Virtual Admissions Process | Privacy Policy | Site Map

School Website Design by CHIEF