The teacher will have a personal responsibility through their own practice for continuing to raise
the quality of teaching and learning and for pupils’ achievement; setting high expectations and
monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of their own teaching and learning. They will create
a successful learning culture to enable all pupils to become effective, enthusiastic learners with
• To promote an ethos of challenge and support where all children can achieve success.
• To plan and deliver motivating and engaging learning experiences for all subjects of the
• To develop effective learning through planning, their own teaching strategies, assessment
and continuous self-evaluation.
• To ensure a consistent and continuous focus on pupils’ achievements, using outcomes,
data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every child’s learning.
• To implement actions identified to support and challenge children to secure good progress
• To demonstrate and articulate high expectations and to set challenging targets for the
pupils in their class.
• To implement strategies which secure high standards of behaviour, appearance and
• To contribute to pupil progress reviews and, in light of these, take appropriate actions and
ensure that resources are effectively deployed.
• To model and encourage the developing use of new and emerging technologies to
enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils.
• To keep up-to-date with pedagogy and education research
Ivy Bank is committed to a caring, child-centred ethos. We offer a broad, balanced, creative curriculum concentrating on the education of the whole child, whilst English and Maths are seen as vital life skills and given appropriate emphasis. We have high expectations of children's work and behaviour, striving to provide a high-quality learning environment in which all children at Ivy Bank can flourish. Our aim is to provide a secure, safe and positive environment in which all children can reach their full potential and become responsible, trustworthy and caring members of society.
Ivy Bank Primary School is committed to the highest standards of childcare and child protection. We believe that it is unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, through a commitment to practice which protects them. Members of the Ivy Bank community including managers, governors, paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students, associate practitioners or anyone working on behalf of the school, are required to demonstrate the same commitment to safeguarding in principal and in practice.
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