Education Principles

Through our teaching we aim to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.

We regard the continual improvement of learning, teaching and pedagogy as our most important activity. The monitoring of lessons is extensive and rigorous, and we provide structured professional development for teachers during all stages of their careers. We actively promote and foster discussion about teaching and learning.

Involvement in initial teacher training through our Teaching School Alliance is seen as vital in giving teachers the skills to talk about and analyse their teaching. There is also a strong culture of developmental lesson observation across the Trust, with teachers routinely observing each other, often informally. We always help teachers to reflect on their practice, and create new approaches to learning.