Teaching and Learning

Assistant Vice Principal Teaching and Learning Joelle Dorman

Lead Practitioners Miranda Walsh and Heidi Howard

ITT Coordinator Kieran Sanderson

Teaching Champions Kate Lines and Sarah Evans

Remarkable Teacher; Remarkable Learner

At Ryde Academy, we use the Remarkable Teacher; Remarkable Learner teaching and learning framework. This means that teaching and learning is organised under seven headings (the 7Cs): Conventions; Curating Learning; Cognition; Climate; Character; Connectedness; and Capable Learners.

The 7 Cs are designed to:

  • develop personal skills and attributes;

  • create the conditions for learning to thrive;

  • translate pedagogical knowledge into taught experiences;

  • develop learner agency;

  • provide a common language of Teaching and Learning across the school.

The Mastery Flow Model (inner ring) is the process that students follow in their learning - from first being introduced to new knowledge, through to acquiring deep understanding of the knowledge. The stages in Mastery Flow are: representation; fluency; probing questions; further extension and rich tasks.

We define deep understanding as:

  • Learners’ long term retention.

  • Learners’ ability to apply learning in a variety of contexts including the unfamiliar.

  • It is about learners having deep cognitive understanding of their knowledge.

Teacher development

Inspirational and remarkable teaching, self-evaluation and self-improvement is at the heart of our ethos around professional development. We strive to ensure that all staff are provided with support and guidance and are equipped with the opportunity to reflect and work independently and collaboratively so as to ensure a developmental approach as well as remarkable outcomes.

We have a highly established and recognised teacher training programme and hold strong and professional working relationships with numerous highly recommended providers locally and internationally. We are proud to successfully nurture and embrace talent and allow ITT participants to flourish in the teaching world.

As we build on the rapidly improving quality of teaching within the school we are proud to have established a growing Teaching and Learning team, and a mind-set that promotes learning at high levels for all students.