Teaching & Learning
Our Vision Statement
Teaching and Learning and PLP in Kenton will be underpinned by the school's vision:
Outstanding teaching and learning for all students, so that knowledge is embedded and disadvantage is not a barrier to learning. All students reach their potential, so that they are well placed for life beyond school. Ensuring confident, happy and resilient students, who treat others with compassion and respect.
Kenton Learning Cycle
The school aims to improve Teaching and Learning at Kenton by developing five key target areas.
- KLC- Kentons bespoke lesson cycle to structure engaging and effective lessons.
- Collaborative learning structures- Kagan Cooperative Learning strategies so students learn together developing skills such as communication, teamwork and indpendence.
- Marking and feedback- Developing effective Assessment For Learning so pupils know how to make progress.
- Homework- Extension of learning through structured and engaging independent learning activities.
- Retrieval Strategies- Focusing on the key principles around memory and learning over time and fluency in how pupils recall knowledge.
During the 2016/17 academic year we introduced a new and exciting approach to our professional learning programme: Kenton Learning Cycle (KLC). This is another part of our strategy, along with our comprehensive Lesson Study Project.
The KLC is a strucutred way for staff to reflect upon and learn from their experiences, promoting the investigation of new ideas and sharing of good practice with colleagues. The KLC is split into five distinct stages:
- New Learning
- Applying Activity
- Assessment for Learning
Click on any of the sections in our KLC diagram to see some of the great ideas that our staff have been sharing.
Pictures for words
If this is the answer, what is the question?
What’s being said?
Defend the indefensible
In the spotlight
Enquiry based learning
Real life sources and examples
A range of New Learning activities during this phase of the Learning Cycle should be considered to cater for the range of learning preferences of students.
Apply the Magenta Principles
Annotate Photos or Diagrams
Exam question activities – Answering, create mark schemes, Peer mark students or teacher answers
Diamond nine or ranking
Pictures for words
Using plasticine models
Assessment for Learning
Model or banded answers
Self and Peer assessment
Student teacher dialogue in marking
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At Kenton School we strictly follow the principles and rules as outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education policy.
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