Teaching and Learning
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Sustained excellence in Teaching and Learning is our aspiration. We believe this will provide all our students with the opportunity to excel, and will lead to outstanding rates of progress for all students throughout their time at King James's.
T&L at King James’s School
The T&L structure at King James’s school is founded upon three As: Aspiration, Audit and Action. You can read more about our structure here View
We expect every teacher to be the best that they can be. To that end, we have set out a series of standards of practice and personal attributes towards which we expect all teachers to aim. View
We have also expanded on these ideas in our King James’s School Teaching & Learning Aspiration Model. View
We have created a T&L audit model find out where staff/faculties are measured against our Aspirations above
Our T&L action model sets out how our bespoke CPD programme, delivered through a targeted CPD structure, is designed to meet the specific needs of colleagues. The programme reflects the educational priorities of the day and is differentiated according to each colleague's role/experience/performance level.
Support for staff
At King James's we are continually researching the latest ideas so that our teaching remains at the forefront of good practice. We support our teachers through bespoke, targeted Continuous Professional Development;
Support for students
Through high-quality teaching, we aim to support our students by:
- Encouraging high levels of student engagement;
- Appropriately pitching challenge;
- Pushing them out of their comfort zone:
- Developing their resilience;
- Expecting them to respond to feedback;
- Supporting their independent learning;
- Nurturing their leadership skills.
Week 1: English/Maths/Science
Week 2: All other non- core subjects
Music/Health and Social Care