The Prince’s Teaching Institute
‘Play’ is an important part of our vision and values at Launceston Primary School, as it is in the other Primaries within our Trust.
Recently, Mrs Kerr was a virtual Development Partner at the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Primary Leadership National Conference. At the Conference, Dr Kathy Weston gave a keynote presentation on the importance of play, especially in the current climate after the lockdown conditions children have faced for the last year. The conference gave Emma the opportunity to reflect on ‘why’ we do what we do in our schools. Simply put - it is about igniting a passion and curiosity for learning, discovery and adventure in our communities and the world around us.
We hope this video explains why we will always put an emphasis on play at Launceston Primary School and why we felt it was vital to include the word ‘play’ in our motto:
Nurturing curious minds to learn through
adventure, play and exploration.
Mrs Kerr's Role within the PTI
Mrs Kerr is the South West Primary Hub lead for the PTI where her role is to facilitate high-quality, subject based professional development for teachers in this region - tailored to the needs and requirements of the schools in the Hub. The Hub currently consists of 22 schools across the South West. We have many exciting partnerships with a wide range of educational settings and these relationships are essential for ensuring that we remain outward facing and that we are supporting the development needs of all of our staff, children and their families. We will share more details of these partnerships in the coming months.