Teaching & Learning at Sarah Bonnell School
At Sarah Bonnell School, we deliver ‘irresistible’ teaching using adaptive techniques and consistent routines for purposeful participation. Our Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) is a strength in the school as identified by Ofsted in their 2022 report:
“Lessons are engaging and delivered by teachers with very strong subject knowledge. This helps pupils to learn more and to remember more. Pupils are, therefore, very well prepared for the next steps in their education or training” and “Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary”.
Sarah Bonnell is a school where staff engage in a genuine and rich dialogue about pedagogy, and where everyone is always striving to innovate, improve, and diversify their practice to deliver high quality, impactful and enjoyable TL&A for all.
The SB Lesson
At Sarah Bonnell School, teaching and learning is evidence and research informed to ensure our students receive high quality first teaching. The SB Lesson is a framework for teaching which supports the delivery of ‘irresistible’ and inspiring lessons leading to excellent outcomes.
At Sarah Bonnell School, we believe feedback should empower students to take proactive leadership in improving their work and understanding what steps need to be taken to help them progress in each subject. Feedback inspires students as it is timely, challenging and actionable to boost confidence and accelerate learning.
At Sarah Bonnell School, we recognise that verbal feedback alongside written feedback can be highly effective in empowering students to move forward in their learning and students receive regular feedback to inspire them and move learning forward.
As practitioners, we are always striving to enhance our practice and do so through a range of professional development opportunities such as weekly Teaching and Learning briefings, Curriculum Area time, Action Research and Coaching for all.
Student Learning Ambassadors
We relish the opportunity to get students in leadership opportunities and student voice plays an integral role in driving forward teaching and learning in the school. We have a group of ambitious teaching and learning ambassadors who provide invaluable feedback on the ways in which students engage in learning.
Collaboration across the NCL
We regularly collaborate with other schools in the NCL trust as part of Professional Learning Days in order to share effective practice across schools, sharing expertise and subject knowledge.