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:

  1. Trust 
  2. Empathy 
  3. Integrity

 

How will we develop great teaching?

  1. Research evidence based 
  2. Subject focused 
  3. Focus on teacher instruction

 

What will teachers engage in? 

  1. Professional dialogue 
  2. Deliberate practice 
  3. Reflection

 

What makes great teaching? 

Great teaching is defined as that which leads to improved student progress 

 

The six components of great teaching 

  1. (Pedagogical) content knowledge – strong impact 
  2. Quality of instruction – strong impact 
  3. Classroom climate – moderate impact 
  4. Classroom management – moderate impact 
  5. Teacher beliefs – some impact 
  6. 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 

  1. Duration – minimum of 2 terms – often longer 
  2. Rhythm – grasp the strategy, implement, follow up 
  3. Designed for participant needs – needs to be aligned to day to day activities and aspirations we have of our students 
  4. Shared sense of purpose – positive learning environment, time and consistency are key 
  5. Alignment – teacher learning needs to align with student learning.

 

Four strands of professional learning at Penketh

  1. Whole school priorities 
  2. Teacher learning communities 
  3. Subject knowledge mastery 
  4. Optional T+L sessions

Year 7 @PenkethSchool it has been so lovely to have you all over for your first @SparkPenketh sessions😊 I'm so excited for your final builds what an amazing creative innovative year group. Blown away👏👏

Wonderful to be across the school this afternoon, absolute joy to see pupils engaged in learning and working hard.

Fantastic vocabulary from 8A4 in English with @credmond25 and the whole of Year 10 focused whilst sitting mock papers in Maths! Well done all 👏👏👏

Year 7 geographers here @PenkethSchool benefiting from a great pre-recorded lesson from Miss Robinson while Miss Robinson is out accessing external CPD today. Creative
use of technology to help support learning will be one positive legacy of the Pandemic in schools

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Really enjoyed dropping into Mr Billington’s art lesson today, where he was skilfully modelling to pupils using worked examples 👍

Our 3 drivers behind moving towards booklets centre on 1. Working memory 2. Efficient use of time 3. Reading. The key sits in a well planned curriculum being enacted through carefully structured booklets.

A really enjoyable session this afternoon. Developing our understanding of how teachers can direct student attention to maximise learning in the classroom. @PenkethTeaching

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Few snippets from around school today. Ms Jenkins making use of pre-recorded modelled videos in art to demonstrate. Miss Robinson modelling worked examples using ‘we do’ in geography. Great teaching!

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