Learning & Teaching

Learning and Engagement:

The ethos and culture of our school reflects a commitment to children’s rights and positive relationships as demonstrated through our Restorative practices work. Most of our children and young people are eager and active participants who are fully engaged, resilient, highly-motivated and interact well during activities.

Learners’ experiences are appropriately challenging and enjoyable and well matched to their needs and interests. Learners exercise choice, including the appropriate use of digital technology, and take increasing responsibility as they become more independent in their learning. They understand the purpose of their learning and have some opportunities to lead the learning.

Our learners are successful, confident and responsible. They contribute effectively to the life of the school and wider community in a range of well-planned activities. Through assemblies we let young people know that views are sought, valued and acted upon.

Quality of Teaching:


Our teaching is underpinned by our shared school vision and values. We use a wide range of learning approaches. Learning is enriched and supported by our effective use of digital technologies.

Our explanations and instructions are clear. We use skilled questioning and engagement to promote curiosity, independence and confidence.

We observe learners closely to inform appropriate and well-timed interventions and future learning. We use feedback effectively, partly through regular Learning Conversations, to inform and support progress in learning.