Teaching & Learning
• 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.