Engagement (Part 4) – Alex Revens – Through the lens of a practitioner


The episode builds on Episodes #17, #18 and #19 “Engagement (Part 1), (Part 2) & (Part 3)” and continues the exploration of Engagement. We get a glimpse of how Engagement is used within a mainstream additionally resourced provision to develop conversations conversations about learning.

Through a short conversation and a presentation from Alex, we look through the lens of a practitioner… at how Alex and the team at Belmont School use Engagement to liberate the intrinsic motivation of his pupils.

Alex combines the pedagogy of Engagement with the assessment processes offered through the Evidence for Learning app. His rich insights show how the combination of both reach out to the child with complex needs and;

  • Meet them at their point of learning need;
  • Wrap around the child as active learner;
  • Capture their attainment;
  • Celebrate their achievement.

His systematic and deductive approaches generate a high quality curriculum, with some significant outcomes, however small.