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Our Values

We aim to provide all children with inspirational learning experiences that ignite sparks within them. We strive to enable all our children to develop as curious, confident, articulate and happy individuals, who achieve personal academic excellence and are well-prepared for the next stage in their education and life in the wider world. 


At Murdishaw West we C.A.R.E!

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:


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  1. Pedagogy: How we teach

  2. The curriculum: What is taught: knowledge and skills

  3. 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.

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