At Gildredge House, the whole community work towards the same standards for teaching and learning. The table below outlines what the staff will do and what we expect the students to do:
|Standard||Staff will…||Students will…|
|1||Set High Expectations.||Achieve high expectations|
|2||Promote good progress and outcomes.||Strive to make good progress and outcomes.|
|3||Demonstrate good subject knowledge.||Seek more subject knowledge.|
|4||Plan and teach well-structured lessons.||Make the most of well-structured lessons.|
|5||Adapt teaching to the strengths and needs of all.||Aspire and challenge.|
|6||Make accurate and productive use of assessment.||Make productive use of assessments.|
|7||Manage behaviour effectively||Behave respectfully and appropriately.|
|8||Fulfil wider responsibilities of the school.||Support and embrace the school community.|
In the Secondary phase, the students in Years 7-9 follow the National Curriculum in all subjects. Students continue to develop core skills in English, Mathematics and Science whilst maintaining a broad experience across Humanities subjects (Geography, History and Religious Studies), Languages (French, German and Spanish), Art and Technology (Art, Design Technology and Food Technology), Computer Science, Sport (Physical Education), and Careers and Community (PSHEE/RSE). In Years 10-11, all students continue with core subjects of: English, Mathematics, Science, Sport, Religious Studies and Careers and Community (PSHE/RSE) and select up to four subjects from a wide range of choices.
Learning beyond the classroom is important for three reasons.
- To consolidate understanding
- To practise the skills that have been learnt.
- To build independence and extend learning.
Students are expected to complete tasks set from English, Mathematics and Science once a week, and once a fortnight from their other subjects. Project work may be set over a longer period, but it will be equivalent to the frequency above.