Oakfield Academy aims to create a learning environment where we can inspire pupils to believe in their abilities and to achieve their full academic potential, no matter what a pupil’s starting point may be.

We aim to explore all possibilities in a pupil’s learning diet to ensure they leave with the skills to succeed in all future endeavours both academically and socially. Learning is a lifelong skill, something that informs and reforms people’s lives and we model to our pupils through lessons activities, extra-curricular opportunities and the wider school community that they should be ‘Proud to Learn’ and demonstrate that in all they do. Effort, determination and resilience lead to positive outcomes for pupils and we use these learning ethics to deliver a strong curriculum here at the academy.

Our staff regularly take part in professionally developing themselves through in-house training, visiting other establishments or creating their very own classroom-based research projects. This again models to pupils that even teachers will want to improve their own learning to help facilitate the needs of their pupils.

We have a designated Teaching and Learning Twitter feed (@Oakfield_TandL) where staff continually exhibit the fantastic methods of learning across the academy to show that learning can happen through any number of tasks and activities.

Teaching and Learning - Documents

Subject Teaching and Learning Portfolios/Examples

Our staff regularly take part in professionally developing themselves through in-house training, visiting other establishments or creating their very own classroom-based research projects. This again models to pupils that even teachers will want to improve their own learning to help facilitate the needs of their pupils.

We have a dedicated Teaching and Learning Twitter feed (@Oakfield_TandL) where staff continually exhibit the fantastic methods of learning across the academy to show that learning can happen through any number of tasks and activities.

Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better. Dylan Wiliam 2012

Observation and theory get on best when they are mixed together Arthur Eddington

Do we really know nothing until we know everything? Robert Slavin

Staff CPD Library

Add in the CPD books and journals you may have read using this link, as well as your own 5 word reviews about the books/journals. Space for 5 reviews for each book. It will pick up the usefulness of the CPD based on the words used, very clever!!!! Do include your initials on the reviews

Staff CPD Focus of the Week

Staff CPD Focus of the Week 9th November: Learning Behaviours

So the links below have a variety of themes that all feed into our current practice and the teaching and learning on offer here at the academy. We have also added to the CPD groups underneath with some more journal articles and important blogs from some extremely insightful and interesting sources from around the pedagogical world.

  1. Retrieval Practice and Resources from the excellent Kate Jones @87History
  2. Effective Curriculum Design: Micro to Macro Scales
  3. Literacy: A COVID impact and the Matthew Effect an interesting piece by Alex Quigley (@HuntingEnglish) about how the disruption in education has impacted literacy in disadvantaged pupils and interventions that may help
  4. Whole Class Feedback: Making it work at a distance in the classroom by Shaun Allison, (@shaun_allison)
  5. Applying the Science of Learning in a Classroom Context: Frome the journal Impact by Chartered Institute of Teaching

Staff CPD Learning Behaviours

https://leadinglearner.me/2020/09/20/clt-2-0-the-teacher-scaffolding-effects/ : Some top advice here from @LeadingLearner

Cognitive Load Theory

Staff CPD Mastery

Staff CPD SEND

Staff CPD Retrieval Practice, Memory and Recall

A fabulous article here about explicit instruction: https://achemicalorthodoxy.wordpress.com/2020/08/02/the-woods-and-the-trees-breaking-rosenshine/

Staff CPD Safeguarding

Staff CPD Behaviour

https://tolearnistofollow.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/10-tips-for-new-teachers/

Staff CPD Teaching MOTs