Accrington Benjamin Hargreaves CE (VA) Primary School
Teaching and Learning Policy
We, at Benjamin Hargreaves, strive for excellence and enjoyment in education by providing a safe, caring, family environment where all are valued and respected. We will endeavour to enable all children to reach their full potential, while growing in their love and understanding of the Christian faith.
Aims of the policy
This policy outlines the approach to teaching and learning in our School and underpins all other policy documents. We believe that learning should be a lifelong process which should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone. Through our teaching we focus on inspiring the children to learn, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be autonomous learners and to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. Therefore through our teaching we aim to:
Teaching is best when:
We acknowledge that people learn in many different ways and we recognise the need to develop strategies that allow all children to learn in ways that suit them best. We take into account these different ways of learning when planning teaching and learning styles.
We offer opportunities for children to learn in different ways these include:
The Learning Environment
A stimulating learning environment sets the climate for learning. Display is used in School to create an attractive and stimulating learning environment in line with the School’s Display Policy and is changed regularly to ensure the classroom reflects the topics being studied by the children. Displays should be used to:
Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process and as part of good teaching teachers observe, assess, reflect and review the achievements of the pupils on a daily basis. The children are involved in this process by the encouragement of self-assessment and target setting.
Formative assessment is a process which refers back to the learning objectives and success criteria shown to the children in lessons. Children are given feedback on their work to help them identify the next steps in their learning. These next steps may also link to the children’s targets in English and Maths.
Assessments are also used to identify gaps in learning and to determine whether an intervention needs to be used.
Summative assessment will be analysed for trends and used as a tool to identify areas for development in order to maintain standards. Summative assessment is appropriate to the needs and age of the children and different tools are used
Role of Curriculum Subject Leaders
Curriculum Subject Leaders are responsible for leading the development and teaching of their subject. They offer support to colleagues, informing them of any developments, monitoring progress in their curriculum area and purchasing resources.
Review Date: March 2018