At this time of year with placements looming and assessment deadlines on the horizon, not to mention 1st Teaching Posts to apply for, time is of the essence.
So to support students during this potentially difficult period of time, over in Design and Technology teaching spaces are booked over the lunch period, which provides not only a few hours per week of additional contact time, but helps to create and maintain a collegiate, industrious working atmosphere.
Staff stay around after the formal contact time and are on hand to offer additional support, which also at this frantic period in the students journey is very much appreciated by the students.
What are the benefits?
This approach has proven to contribute positively to the students attendance, engagement, attainment, and also has had a positive impact on the students general feelings of well-being.
Working lunches have proven to be so popular where possible students have also been coming in early for ‘breakfast club’!
For more information about the benefits of this initiative on students well-being, engagement and attainment please contact:
David Wooff, Wooffd@edgehill.ac.uk