Teaching & Learning

Our aim is …

  • to give children the best possible education
  • to develop positive attitudes and behaviour in the children
  • to foster a love of learning, academic success and personal development in a safe, supportive and caring environment.
We believe children learn best when they …

  • are challenged, motivated and engaged
  • are resilient, confident and have high self-esteem
  • develop pride in their achievements
  • are given opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they are taught
  • have clear routines and structures in place
  • have the opportunity to reflect and evaluate
  • make positive contributions
  • are supported and challenged appropriately
  • listen effectively
  • have a sense of ownership
  • discuss their ideas and views with others
  • are praised and encouraged
  • are given constructive feedback.

We believe effective teaching takes place when teachers …

  • have a passion for teaching and learning
  • are organised
  • structure their lessons and maintain a good pace
  • develop positive relationships with the children
  • hold high expectations of what children can achieve
  • plan thoroughly and set clear objectives for each lesson
  • have good subject knowledge and understanding
  • use a variety of teaching styles and strategies
  • question pupils effectively
  • involve pupils and maintain their interest
  • provide clear instruction and models to aid understanding
  • set clear, realistic targets to raise standards
  • use assessments to identify pupils’ strengths and difficulties
  • work in a supportive environment where all staff have opportunities to contribute to whole school evaluation and improvement
  • are self-reflective and eager to improve their own practice
  • are motivated to innovate and improve
  • are clear in their mind about what they are teaching
  • have high standards relating to behaviour and work expectations.

The quality of teaching is the most important factor in securing progress and positive outcomes for the children. As a result, we are committed to improving our practice and developing the pedagogical approaches of our staff, so that teaching and learning continues to develop and improve.