At Sir Jonathan North we use the latest approaches in educational practice in order to give our students a high quality day to day learning experience where they are engaged, challenged and inspired to achieve. Every classroom and laboratory has an interactive whiteboard connected to Apple tv, and suites of iPads and netbooks are used regularly to encourage independence and peer collaboration. Ofsted (October 2013) judged the quality of teaching to be outstanding, with 99% of lessons judged to be good or better. Our parent questionnaire (June 2015) supports this judgement with 99% of parents agreeing that their daughter is taught well at the College. We endeavour to improve our quality of teaching further through our Continuing Professional Development Programme. This is led by a number of inhouse experts who share good practice and support colleagues in other schools across the City and beyond.
At Sir Jonathan North we know that effective teaching results in effective learning. To ensure this, teachers will:
share the learning objectives and outcomes with the students. These will build on students’
earlier learning and be part of a scheme of work that allows students to progress;
We recognise the importance of regular marking and verbal feedback in order to:
help students become better learners;
Marking should be regular and pertinent, although not all pieces of work are subject to teacher assessment. Marking and verbal feedback should help students understand what they have done well and what they need to do next to make progress. Effort will be acknowledged. Teachers will also provide feedback on specific literacy issues.