Effective teaching and learning Our school promoted these features of good teaching; •High expectations and clear objective Conveyed to pupils in simple language: ‘what I am looking for is pupils who can…’ •Structured lessons, often with an engaging starter, with new skills and ideas introduced in well-planned stages, and always with a summary at the end; •Challenging and engaging tasks to interest all pupils, coupled with appropriate interventions by teachers, including: 1.
Practical work to develop the teaching skills of ICT capability; 2. Oral work to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding; 3. Activities to plan, evaluate or document work; 4. problems to encourage pupils to think for themselves, including opportunities to carry out extended ICT development work ; 5.
Research into the uses of ICT inside and outside school, so that pupils learn hoe practical applications of ICT are changing society and the economy; •Manageable differentiation based on work common to all pupils in the class, with targeted support to help those with less experience or ability, and real challenge for the more able; •Interactive teaching of whole classes, small groups and individuals, using a combination of exposition, demonstration, modeling, instruction and dialogue; •Effective questioning giving pupils time to think, air views and hear other’ views, with an expectation that they explain and justify decision and reasoning; •Time for pupils to reflect on their learning and progresses and to evaluate their own and other pupils’ work. The strategy also promotes pupils’ learning through helping them to: •Learn independently; •Integrate new learning with prior learning; •Solve problems on their own and in groups; •Reflect on their success and failures, and accept that learning can involve uncertainty and difficulties that can be overcome through perseverance.