Every child deserves to be taught well to enable them to learn new knowledge that can be applied in all aspects of their lives.
It is our aim that every pupil can look back positively on their school experience having achieved the highest standards of work and achievement. To this end we provide a broad and balanced curriculum which gives emphasis to the aesthetic, creative, practical, social and moral aspects of life as well as academic skills, underpinned by our school values:
Collaborate, Achieve, Respect and Enjoy - CARE
These values are the bedrock of everything we do. They are the characteristics that we aim to foster in our pupils every day through our teaching and learning practice, so that by the time they leave school they will be confident, resilient, creative and responsible citizens.
Murdishaw West Community Primary will strive continuously to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all its pupils. We will foster and develop a vibrant and self-improving teaching and learning community that recognises and values teacher professionalism. We will actively look to adapt, refine and improve our teaching approaches utilising best evidence from trusted external research, the context in which we work in.
We believe that teaching and learning encompasses a range of inter-linked activities and processes, namely:
Pedagogy: How we teach
The curriculum: What is taught: knowledge and skills
Assessment: How we know what has been understood and retained; IMPACT
Our approach to teaching and learning is built around Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction. These define the key elements of effective practice. They are based around research, including cognitive load theory, and are designed to give direct links from research into practice.