Albrighton Primary School
Teaching and Learning
At Albrighton Primary our aim is to deliver an outstanding curriculum with consistently good and outstanding teaching, resulting in good/outstanding progress and high achievement.
We aim to provide the foundations for our pupils to become high achieving adults in the wider world. To facilitate this, we need to create pupils who build upon skills learned. Using and applying these skills in a wide range of contexts, will enablethem to become problem solvers and independent learners.
We want to achieve fully rounded, confident individuals who have a high sense of self-worth. We want our pupils to possess speaking and listening skills which give them the confidence to contribute their perspective in discussions, as well as show respect for the opinions of others.
At Albrighton Primary school, the children are at the core of everything we do.
Parent and pupil views were sought, and staff and governors collaborated to decide on our school motto and vision.
We want to achieve:
- Pupils inspired to fulfil their maximum potential academically, socially and emotionally.
- Happy, confident individuals who believe in themselves and respect others.
- ‘Only our best will do!'
What do we stand for?
- It doesn't matter what your starting point is, it's where you finish that counts.
Our mantra, ‘Only Our Best Will Do!’ applies to all areas of the curriculum. In order to achieve our aims and vision, staff, governors and pupils must have the highest of expectations. This policy outlines what those high expectations are.
Teaching and Learning Model
At Albrighton Primary, we use the educational model DR ICE, taken from the Good and Outstanding Teacher Programmes.
In order to achieve good/outstanding lessons we aim to include the following elements in every lesson:
Deepening Thinking – creating a questioning environment, where a wide range of open questions and activities are designed to extend thinking.
Role of the Adults – modelling and guiding by all adults in the classroom, enabling independent learners.
Impact on learning and progress – What do the children know by the end of the lesson that they didn’t know at the beginning? Focussed learning objectives, clear success criteria and work matched to pupils’ individual starting points enable children to make good/outstanding progress.
Challenging Expectations – challenge matched to ability should be integral to each lesson. Adults will use assessment for learning within lessons to extend questioning, and move children’s learning on as knowledge and understanding becomes embedded.
Engagement of Learners – pupils are motivated and enthused to learn. A range of practical resources, problem solving activities, investigations and collaboration opportunities should be incorporated into daily teaching. Lessons should have pace and rigour.