Improving teaching

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Pedagogy: noun:  the method and practice of teaching

Every adult is a teacher. Every interaction is learning. We strongly believe that “The quality of a [school] cannot exceed the quality of its teachers” (McKinsey, 2007). This is at the heart of our trust's approach to continuous, relentless school improvement. 

Across our trust we have built a strong, shared language of pedagogy, and we ensure high-quality training in all aspects of the curriculum. 

Read more about our approach to Improving Teaching and Learning 
and our investment in professional development.

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Over recent months we have been developing a programme by which we can use our improving teaching techniques while retaining social distancing and respecting school bubbles.

On Tuesday 6th October we are carrying out our first full scale day pilot. We are piloting the use of technology to allow us to apply the improving teaching and learning techniques we have found to be successful over many years.

The pilot will involve key players from within the School, the Trust and beyond. It will include pupils, class teachers, Trust Directors (Maths & Curriculum), Headteachers and the Executive Head.

The purpose is to test the technology and approaches so that we can use the approaches in real time. Going forward there will be arranged whole day reviews, coaching programmes and more.

While the pandemic produces challenges, it also creates opportunities. For example, whilst it is more challenging to conduct face to face and in a room, with the virtual approach it gives the scope and opportunity to involve more people.

Below are supporting documents for the pilot:

To come:

  • Review of the pilot
  • Subsequent learning from the pilot
  • School Review day 1
  • Specific review plans and responses