Principles for Teaching and Learning
Set high expectations and give every learner confidence they can succeed.
- Demonstrate a commitment to every learner's success, making them feel included, valued and secure;
- Raising learners' aspirations and the effort they put into learning, engaging, where appropriate, the active support of parents or carers.
Establish what learners already know and build on it.
- Setting clear and appropriate learning goals, explaining them, and making every learning experience count;
- Creating secure foundations for subsequent learning.
Structure and pace the learning experience to make it challenging and enjoyable.
- Using teaching methods that reflect the material to be learned, matching the maturity of the learners and their learning preferences, and involving high levels of time on task;
- Making creative use of the range of learning opportunities available, within and beyond the classroom, including ICT.
Inspire learning through passion for the subject.
- Bringing the subject alive;
- Making it relevant to learners' wider goals and concerns.
Make individuals active partners in their learning.
- Building respectful teacher-
learner relationships that take learners' views and experience fully into account, as well as data on their performance;
- Using assessment for learning to help learners assess their work, reflect on how they learn, and inform subsequent planning and practice.
Develop learning skills and personal qualities.
- Developing the ability to think systematically, manage information, learn from others and help others learn;
- Developing confidence, self-
discipline and an understanding of the learning process.