Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning is rightly given a high priority at Manor Croft Academy and a robust CPD programme has been developed over the last few years to ensure that students are given a quality learning experience by all teachers.

The Academy has appointed a Senior Leader who has a specific responsibility for teaching and learning pedagogy to ensure that teachers at the Academy are continually striving to improve their skills as practitioners.

A teaching and learning team of ‘outstanding’ staff, with representatives from across the majority of subjects, support this process and ensure teaching and learning remains a priority within the faculties through sharing good practice.

A rigorous quality assurance system is in place to monitor the day to day practices of teaching staff, supported by subject leaders and senior staff who conduct regular work scrutiny and learning walks on all departments to ensure that standards are typically high.

Senior leaders maintain a high presence within lessons and conduct climate walks to ensure that the teaching, learning and assessment students are receiving in their lessons is up to the required standard. Middle leaders also conduct regular quality assurance checks on their department which helps to produce a clear picture of the standard of teaching and learning.

The continued professional development of all staff is of key importance at the academy. The academy CPD programme enables all teachers to follow a bespoke training programme which ensures skills are developed in the classroom as well as aiding personal career progression.

At Manor Croft Academy we pride ourselves on listening to our students through student voice questionnaires and interviews. All aspects of teaching and learning are discussed with all year groups and this enables the school to keep a ‘live’ view of the service we offer. We strongly believe that the quality of provision we offer at the academy must provide the best start to the lives of our students.

The new Assessment and Feedback policy has further strengthened the academy’s procedures and students receive clear and regular feedback on how to improve their work. Progress data is regularly reported back to parents throughout the year.

The academy also offers targeted students the opportunity to improve their reading age by participation in various reading intervention programmes. These interventions see good ground made by the majority of students and continually strive to drive up standards of literacy in the Academy.

Collaborative Learning

To find out why we use collaborative learning please download the document below.