Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

At Springfield Academy we provide a learning environment which is positive, rich and challenging to stimulate all children.

Literacy and Numeracy are taught daily. We also provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. Other subjects taught in the school include Science, RE, ICT, PE, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, Art and Design and Modern Foreign Languages, currently predominantly French. Where possible learning is approached through cross curricular themes. We encourage creative thinking across the curriculum. In recent years, a great deal has been discovered about how we learn, not least in the developing knowledge of how our brain works. We recognise learning styles: visual, auditory and kinaesthetic, and ensure that lessons are planned and delivered in a way to engage all learners. It is important that we develop children's understanding of how they learn best as well as continuing to encourage self-motivation and high self-esteem and personal responsibility and interest in learning.

We maintain high standards of achievement through continuous assessment and tracking of children’s learning. Through this on-going process we build a picture of all aspects of each child’s development. Assessment takes many forms; we assess through discussion and observation as well as using more formal procedures such as short tests.

Parents receive information about progress in their child’s annual school report, but discussions regarding progress form a significant part of our parent consultation meetings.