November 13, 2023

Great teaching – the key to improving outcomes

We are at an important time in education where the delivery of the high quality curriculum needs to be of highest priority.

Pedagogical approaches need to be carefully considered to ensure there is a high impact on all children’s outcomes. We must enable teachers to find the best ways to deliver the curriculum in the classroom. 

Following work with leaders and schools over the last few months and in line with national findings, this spring we will have a greater focus on classroom practice, with a series on Great Teaching. We know that great teaching is the key to improving outcomes and I feel that now we are seeing a moment in education where a lot of the intent and planning work has been completed and now the actual delivery of the quality curriculum needs to be revisited.

We want schools to be able to reignite their focus on teaching and support their staff to find the best ways to deliver the curriculum in the classroom. By doing this, the quality of teaching will be improved and the curriculum will have its greatest impact. 

Norfolk Research School

We are lucky in Norfolk to be supported by the Norfolk Research School which augments an evidence-based, EEF underpinned approach with practical tools. Following conversations with Dr Niki Kaiser and Rachael Wilson at the Research School we could see that the priorities are common across the county, and beyond. We decided the best way to support colleagues would be to run refresher pedagogy sessions in the following areas: 

These sessions designed are designed for teachers to help with everyday classroom practice. 

Senior leaders – what to look for? 

Another area which we are keen to support is in helping senior and middle leaders who are monitoring teaching and learning, working to improve teaching in the classroom and assessing the impact of their curriculum in school. We need to be clear about what ‘good teaching’ should look like and what this means in relation to delivering a knowledge led curriculum.

To find out more about our CPD in Spring 2024 designed to support pedagogical approaches in the classroom please click here

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