Teaching and Learning
The goal is the change effected in the thinking and practice of our colleagues so that change improves the experience and learning of the students
— Vivienne Porritt
Our approach to professional development has evolved significantly over recent years so that we now take a highly personalised approach to match each teacher’s expertise and enthusiasm with suitable training.
Evaluating the impact of professional development and pedagogical approaches is core to our approach and all staff are given an insight into high quality classroom research methodology. Almost all PPD takes place within the school day.
We are always delighted to answer any questions about our approach to professional development.
Developing Classroom Independence and Resilience
Tasks may be inherently challenging, but unless the student invests and engages in the task, it may not be challenging for them … [the] positive creation of tension underlines the importance of teachers in encouraging and welcoming error, then helping the students to see the value of this error to move forward
– John Hattie
Our Teaching and Learning focus for this year is developing practical strategies in each subject area to boost independence and resilience in our students. Our starting point will be the Learning Challenge Model (Concept > Conflict > Construct > Consider), with colleagues integrating wider reading and classroom research of their own in order to discuss and debate a range of associated principles.