Why is teaching and learning our core business?
- Our duty as educators
- To develop and foster curiosity and interest amongst students
- To develop learning characteristics in our students
- To prepare students for the next stage of education
- To develop a child holistically
Three core values that will underpin our work in teaching and learning:
How will we develop great teaching?
- Research evidence based
- Subject focused
- Focus on teacher instruction
What will teachers engage in?
- Professional dialogue
- Deliberate practice
What makes great teaching?
Great teaching is defined as that which leads to improved student progress
The six components of great teaching
- (Pedagogical) content knowledge – strong impact
- Quality of instruction – strong impact
- Classroom climate – moderate impact
- Classroom management – moderate impact
- Teacher beliefs – some impact
- Professional behaviours – some impact
Developing great teaching
Professional development opportunities that are carefully designed and have a strong focus on pupil outcomes have a significant impact on student achievement.
Key components of effective professional learning
- Duration – minimum of 2 terms – often longer
- Rhythm – grasp the strategy, implement, follow up
- Designed for participant needs – needs to be aligned to day to day activities and aspirations we have of our students
- Shared sense of purpose – positive learning environment, time and consistency are key
- Alignment – teacher learning needs to align with student learning.
Four strands of professional learning at Penketh
- Whole school priorities
- Teacher learning communities
- Subject knowledge mastery
- Optional T+L sessions