Newport Girls' High School

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Teaching & Learning

“The best available evidence indicates that great teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve pupil attainment. Ensuring every teacher is supported in delivering high-quality teaching is essential to achieving the best outcomes for all pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged among them.” (Education Endowment Foundation)

As well as being an outstanding school that delivers exceptional lessons and achieves excellent pupil outcomes, NGHS staff continue to review our practice and refine how we approach learning and teaching.  September 2021 saw an increased focus on using research-based innovation to enrich teaching and learning provision at NGHS. All teaching staff have participated in ongoing teacher development through the use of Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction to support students with deeper understanding, and the long-term retention of knowledge.

At NGHS we continue to priorities the following within our teaching:

  • Supporting students with processing information presented to them from the environment (an unlimited source of information)
  • Encouraging deeper understanding by linking new information to prior knowledge
  • Developing students’ ability to move information from their working memory (a limited store) to their long-term memory, by helping them relate it to prior knowledge
  • Ensuring that students are using and recalling information in their long-term memory to avoid it being forgotten in the future

This section of the website provides information about our approach to Teaching & Learning. Please use the menu on the left for more information.

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