Our Teaching & Learning approach
At St Peter’s, we believe that the quality of teaching is the most powerful factor in determining the life chances of children. Our philosophy is rooted in the highest expectations of what children can achieve and believe it can lead to exceptional outcomes. We have a relentless determination that no child will fall behind and believe that, with a core focus on high quality teaching and learning as set out in this policy, in almost all circumstances, every child can achieve at least end of year expectations whilst developing a real love for learning.
At St Peter’s, we hold a universal belief that all pupils can be destined for success when each teacher has a deep belief that all of their pupils have endless potential and they, as teachers, have the ability and skills to help them along the road to fulfilling it. As a result, we believe the following four concepts are a key foundation which our teaching and learning principles must be built upon and must be evident in every classroom across the school:
Teaching and Learning principles
Our philosophy for effective teaching and learning is firmly based on cognitive science and is underpinned by the principles of formative assessment. The following 5 principles are the basis for our approach and act as a shared understanding and language of the characteristics of effective teaching.