The impact of Learning Away on staff

Key features

  • Strengthening teacher to teacher relationships
  • Better understanding young people
  • Becoming greater advocates for the school

Tony McDaid, headteacher at Calderglen High School, believes that, for staff, one of the most significant impacts is getting to know each other in the different, active and less formal professional context of a residential experience. In this film case study, he explains how new relationships amongst staff lead to informed conversations about and new insights into young people. He also claims that the positive attitude of staff who have had the chance to develop through residentials leads them to become advocates for the young people and the school.

The impact of the Learning Away programme on staff at Calderglen High School from LearningAway on Vimeo.