St Paul's C of E Primary School
Teaching and Learning Policy
At St Paul’s Primary School we aim to:
- develop each child’s full potential in all areas, whether academic, artistic, physical, social or spiritual;
- celebrate children’s particular talents and actively encourage achievement;
- build a caring and supportive community in which all, adults and children, participate with a common sense of purpose and shared responsibility.
Our vision for Teaching and Learning at St Paul’s Primary School is one in which our children are motivated and challenged by a holistic and creative curriculum. St Paul’s celebrates the individual talents and styles of our teaching and support staff and in doing so, provides our children with a rich and diverse learning experience.
At St Paul’s, we want our teaching to be:
- inspiring, passionate and exciting;
- grounded in knowledge;
- based on a variety of styles;
- challenging for the children and aiming for excellence.
When they are learning, we want our children to:
- develop their skills, knowledge and understanding through investigating, acquiring and practising;
- learn through a variety of styles;
- have their personal and individual needs catered for;
- be given a variety of opportunities;
- develop their talents;
- maximise their potential.
We also want our children to develop attitudes of:
- enjoyment and a life-long love of learning.•respect;
We recognise the importance of assessment for learning:
- to help children be confident about what they have learned;
- to set targets for children’s future learning;
- to show children how to reach those targets;
- to include self-assessment and peer assessment.
We recognise that the learning environment needs to be:
- stimulating and attractive;
- developed inside and outside the classroom;
- safe and well-organised;
- owned by the children themselves.