How will teaching approaches and the curriculum be matched to my child or young person’s needs?

How will teaching approaches and the curriculum be matched to my child or young person’s needs? 

  • The Park Hall curriculum is broad and balanced, language rich and creative and based on the idea that ‘Reading Take’s you Places’. Learning and teaching is centred on a high quality text and this is used to engage and excite learners throughout the topic. The curriculum overview/ year group plans are available on the school website to ensure all parents are aware of their child’s current learning. It is vital that parents support their child’s learning journey through daily reading and a wide variety of homework activities. Enrichment is also very important in our teaching and learning ethos, we believe it enables children to learn through hands on and real life experiences. Throughout the year classes engages in educational visits and with visitors coming into class to support the topic, again bringing learning to life!
  • All children are actively engaged in learning so that they are able to reach their full potential. We are passionate about enabling our children to develop a real love of learning and see their futures as full of possibilities. The innovative and creative use of technology, enhances learning and teaching, immersing and enriching our children’s lifelong learning journey. At Park Hall Academy all pupils from years 1 to year 6 are allocated an individual iPad which is used to enhance and support learning.
  • We have observed increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning. (Backed by research)
  • Increased motivation in learning
  • Development of independent learning
  • Children can approach learning intentions in their own preferred learning style, e.g. write, draw, video
  • Instant, effective feedback and dialogue between teacher and pupil motivates learners to improve further
  • Engage and motivate children to continue learning journey at home and fully engage creatively with learning beyond school.
  • Quality first teaching is provided to all pupils and is our first step in supporting pupils who have SEN. Pupils are supported in class with the assistance of the learning environment (working walls, table prompts, maths toolkits), peers, additional staff, technology and mastery teaching. Mastery teaching ensures access to the curriculum for all pupils and is delivered in small steps allowing pupils to ‘keep up, not catch up’. Where a pupil is working at Well Below in Reading, Writing or Maths they will be provided with differentiated learning tasks and support.
  • Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all the pupils in their class.