Crawshaw Academy


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Teaching & Learning

Teaching and learning is at the core of what we do. Our aim is to provide the highest quality teaching and learning for our students so that they can achieve their potential. We set high targets for our students in order to stretch and challenge them to achieve to the best of their ability.

Ofsted:  “There is some good and outstanding teaching in the school.  This motivates students and ensures they produce high quality work.  In these lessons, appropriately challenging work is set; students develop a clear understanding of the good progress they are making and are always on task.”  Ofsted Jan 2014. 

We recognise that all students have different skills, abilities and aptitudes and we treat them as individuals. Our teaching utilises learning tasks which employ a variety of approaches during lessons to enable effective learning. This promotes progress, achievement and enjoyment and fosters independence.

All our teachers have participated in the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP). This was developed as a research-based model of Teaching and Learning and has proven to have a positive impact on student outcomes. At Crawshaw Academy we see the TEEP Model as providing us with a common language, across the full range of subjects, with which to talk about best practice. It also acts as a basis for our lesson planning, so that learning is founded upon strategies that have been proven to accelerate student progress.

The TEEP Cycle, is a flexible lesson planning cycle that ensures that learners are challenged to demonstrate their learning throughout lessons. We expect students to participate fully in and engage with the learning process such that they become responsible for their own learning and to adopt an enquiring approach to their studies.

The importance of parental engagement and involvement in our students’ success is crucial. We endeavour to work closely with parents and carers to achieve the best possible outcomes for all students. Student learning and progress is at the heart of everything we do.

Our aim is to develop resilient life-long learners equipped with the skills they will need to become successful adults both in the work place and in their personal lives.