Teaching, Learning & Curriculum
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Our core belief at Wollaston School is that learning should be an enjoyable, exciting and worthwhile experience for all students; enabling learners to develop socially and emotionally as well as preparing them for the world of work and further or higher education. Our work is centred on the principle that ‘teaching should enthuse pupils and engage their interest and enthusiasm for learning’ in a nurturing and positive environment.
We believe that learning should be active and constantly develop new ways to bring learning alive for students. This drive for outstanding learning is reflected not only in students’ impressive academic success but also by the training & development that we offer to staff. Currently we have several staff completing Masters level qualifications in Education, staff who have completed the ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme’ and others who are about to embark on the National Professional Qualification for School Leadership. Additionally all staff work in a variety of groups to develop Teaching & Learning across the school. We were pleased that this was recognised in our last Ofsted inspection, which praised teaching, saying: “Teachers are good at making learning interesting by using different ways of working” and “….all students are encouraged to aim high in their learning. They know what level they have reached in each subject and what they have to achieve to get to the next one.”
Evaluating how well we are teaching & students are learning is done in a variety of ways, including lesson observation, student discussions, and parental feedback and our Governing Body play an active role in this process.
Support for students’ learning is also provided through a range of projects that enrich the curriculum offer; ranging from subject specific challenges and competitions for more able students to groups supporting students’ social, emotional and behavioural needs.
For further details about how we develop Teaching & Learning, please see our T&L policy, here: Teaching & Learning Policy