For teaching and learning to be effective and deliver the desired student outcomes, it needs to combine the insights from the latest pedagogical research with a focus on developing teaching as a craft. Excellent teachers are reflective practitioners who strive to constantly develop and refine their practice.
As a teaching staff, we have developed the Notley 10(N10) and will be focussing throughout the academic year on introducing and embedding the principles. The elements of the N10 pull together good practice derived from cognitive science and proven educational research to provide teaching and learning expectations for Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form lessons.
Through a combination of whole school and subject-specific CPD sessions, teaching colleagues will explore how to embed each of these elements into their regular classroom practice. Whole school learning visits will periodically focus on how well established these are and evaluate both strengths and further areas for development, which will be addressed in subsequent CPD sessions.
The N10 identifies 10 key elements for successful lessons. All teaching staff have chosen to focus on three strands in order to develop their teaching craft. Using the ongoing CPD provision and support from colleagues they will deepen their professional confidence through exploring new ideas and techniques in their lessons.