At St Bernadette’s we believe that children learn best when they, and the adults working with them, are happy. They share experiences and the joy of achievement in learning together and enjoy mutual and individual success.
Teaching and Learning
Children in our school flourish when they are in a safe and happy environment. Teachers tailor learning to the needs of all children through highly skillful lesson design which effectively shapes progress. In our classrooms learning should be engaging, driven by the expectations of the national curriculum and thematic, creative based learning. Teachers are expected to have a current understanding of current pedagogy and how this can maximise the progress of all learners.
In every classroom it should be clear that:
Across all phases and year groups there should be consistency and parity. We teach the content and skills identified within the following frameworks:
Each subject is co-ordinated and lead by a specified teacher. It is their responsibility to ensure and monitor the correct coverage of learning and skills throughout the different phases of education within the school, while maintaining a clear whole school view of progression. They work with the Executive Head Teacher, the Head of School and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to develop curriculum design and aim for the highest standards possible and aspirational outcomes.