Achieving outstanding quality of learning and teaching is the absolute key to our success as an Academy. We have a very strong professional development programme which encourages all our highly qualified teaching, and support staff, to be at the cutting edge of their practice and to deliver highly effective lessons with our students.
To give consistency in delivering high quality lessons, the school produces a document called the ‘Teachers’ Toolkit’ which is reviewed and developed on an annual basis. The Toolkit highlights the Academies Core expectations for lessons but also gives ideas for alternative learning strategies that have been developed through our research as a Teaching School.
We are privileged to have such committed colleagues who pro-actively learn together through a variety of research projects such as Masters Degrees and action research lesson studies. They enthusiastically share their findings with colleagues at Tuxford and in our alliance Schools. This commitment to sharing and developing our innovative ideas elsewhere is part of our ethos and contributes to the unique atmosphere you will find here.