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Learning and Teaching Policy

 

At Netley Abbey Infant School the children have the right to learn which is represented by our school vision:

 

"Together we can CLIC"

 

This L stands for the RIGHT TO LEARN!

Under this “Right to Learn” we have a joint responsibility to ensure ALL children realise...

 

  • The right to have fun through playful learning                                     
  • The right to enjoy a good standard of teaching and learning                                                                        
  • The right to attain a good level of basic skills                   
  • The right to develop a talent through a wide range of activities                                                                                     
  • The right to a parent/carer as a partner in their education        
  • The right to develop independence and interdependence

 

To ensure ALL children realise their rights, the school creates and guide the children through “LEARNING ADVENTURES”

 

LEARNING ADVENTURES have these characteristics...

 

AN INTERESTING LEARNING DESTINATION

This is a challenging learning outcome that the children will want to achieve, which is relevant, interesting and also the next step in their development. All children have the right to reach the destination and not be left behind.

 

A FLEXIBLE MAP

This is a planned map of the possible route(s) the children will take to reach the destination. This map will contain a variety of different stages (lesson) depending on what is being learnt at that time in the adventure. There is always flexibility in the map to incorporate the children’s interest, misconceptions or assessment of their progress towards the destination.  The routes on the map will be changed (and even personalised) in order to ensure ALL children will reach the destination.

 

GREAT GUIDES

These are adults that guide the children during their adventure. Great guides will use an extensive range of techniques to guide the children to ensure they all reach the destination. You will see, during the learning adventures, guides instructing, questioning, feeding back, modelling, challenging and giving appropriate support.  Guides may also give some children extra guidance if they are struggling with the adventure or struggling with basic skills needed to reach the destination.

PLEASE ATTACHED "HOW THE GUIDES MAXIMISE LEARNING." for more information

 

LEARNING ADVENTURE SKILLS

These are skills the children will develop and use during their learning adventures. These learning skills are represented in the characteristics of a team of learning characters who help the children to help themselves learn. This team of learning characters consists of: Asking Ant, Resilient Rhino, Team Tigers, Emotions Elephant, Communication Chameleons and Problem Solving Penguin.

 

AN ‘UP FOR IT’ ATTITUDE

This is a positive attitude which ensures all children fully participate, take risks and talk about their learning adventures. This is developed by the guides during the learning adventures by creating a safe emotional and physical environment built on trust and mutual respect. Guides may give individual guidance to some children if they have any difficulties developing an ‘up for it’ attitude.

 

Putting it simply...

the children will be guided by GREAT GUIDES, to reach an INTERESTING LEARNING DESTINATION by following a FLEXIBLE MAP and developing a wide range of ADVENTURE LEARNING SKILLS and an UP FOR IT ATTITUDE along the way.

PRINTABLE COPY OF "LEARNING AND TEACHING POLICY"

HOW THE GUIDES MAXIMISE LEARNING


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