We define good teaching as that which enables ALL of our pupils to access curriculum content, make progress from their starting points and which contributes year on year towards their future successes. Good teaching ensures that all of our children are well prepared for the next stage of their academic journey.
Quality first, adaptive teaching is key to our children attaining and progressing.
Our teachers are as individual as our children but with shared school aims and a clear Christian vision they work tirelessly to meet the needs of their classes . Teachers facilitate lessons that are interesting, engaging, build on prior learning and encourage a life-long love of learning. Barriers to learning and flourishing are identified and addressed and gaps in learning are met with support and skilful intervention. Pre- teaching, access to key vocabulary and identifying relevant prior learning are important strategies to enable all children to be taught within a whole class environment where there is no ceiling and teachers are ambitious for their children.
Great teaching goes hand in hand with timely and effective feedback and a clear, well thought out long term plan for each curriculum area.
Teaching at St Philip's is monitored by Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Subject leaders and by asking children and parents for their views.
Teachers regularly observe each other, share good practise and visit other schools. We work with outside agencies, National Leaders, Local Leaders and learning partnerships as well as professional bodies to ensure that our teachers are as well supported as possible.
Great Teaching is at the heart of all that we do.