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Teaching and Learning Policy

Teaching and Learning policy

Our Teaching and Learning policy aims to:

  • Explain how we’ll create an environment at our school where pupils learn best and love to do so
  • Summarise expectations to make sure everyone is committed to achieving a consistent approach to teaching and learning across our school
  • Promote high expectations and raising standards of achievement for all pupils in our school
  • Involve pupils, parents and the wider school community in pupils’ learning and development


At Farsley Springbank we aim to provide a caring and nurturing environment, which fosters a love of learning in all our children and provides them with the knowledge and skills needed to learn and discover, enabling them to become life-long learners. We want all our children to become confident individuals and successful learners who can work collaboratively and communicate effectively. Through responsive and reflective teaching, underpinned by the pedagogy of the Rosenshine Principles, and a curriculum which is knowledge rich, engaging, challenging and fun, our children are able to develop skills of independence, resilience, perseverance and self-reflection, encouraging them to be openly aware of their current strengths and areas for development. Learning is continually revisited through a variety of retrieval strategies to ensure key knowledge ‘sticks’ and is transferred to long term memory. We promote British values, the importance of respect, diversity and community and aim for our children to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and show respect towards all others. It is our overarching aim for everyone at Farsley Springbank to ‘Be the best you can be’.

Pupils learn best at our school when they:

  • Have their basic physical needs met
  • Feel secure, safe and valued
  • Feel a sense of belonging to the group
  • Are engaged and motivated
  • Can see the relevance of what they are doing
  • Know what outcome is intended
  • Can link what they are doing to other experiences
  • Understand the task
  • Have the physical space and the tools needed
  • Have access to the necessary materials
  • Are not disrupted or distracted by others
  • Can work with others or on their own, depending on the task
  • Are guided, taught or helped in appropriate ways at appropriate times
  • Can practise what they are learning 
  • Can apply the learning in both familiar and new contexts
  • Can persevere when learning is hard
  • Can manage their emotions if things are not going well
  • Recognise that all learners make mistakes and mistakes can help us learn


You can read the full policy below.