Approach to Teaching
Teaching and learning is the purpose of our school. Effective teaching to promote learning (knowledge, concepts, skills, and attitudes) requires that experiences, tasks and activities must:
- Arouse, engage and sustain the pupils’ attention
- Motivate pupils and sustain their desire to learn
- Be appropriate in content, approach, and level in order to promote the anticipated learning outcomes.
In our approach to teaching we aim to:
- Deliver a broad and balanced curriculum
- Achieve high standards
- Develop the talents of all
- Provide a safe, secure, caring and supportive atmosphere
Children in each year group are split into two classes. We try to keep class sizes to a minimum as we find that this help the children concentrate and means the class teacher can devote more time to those who need it. Within each class lessons are differentiated. Children may be grouped to aid learning if the teacher deems this necessary. We try to allocate at least one Teaching Assistant to each class, although this is not always possible. Teaching Assistants provide a variety of roles including supporting less able and also very able pupils and developing the phonic and reading abilities of the pupils. Teachers and Assistants are encouraged to work as a team.
Each teacher uses the National Teaching Standards to underpin their day to day teaching. Their effectiveness is constantly monitored and observed by the management team to make sure their approach to teaching is always consistent and in line with school expectations. We always strive for high achievement and attainment as well as the very best levels of progress.