Our Approach to Teaching
We aim for the very best in our classrooms.
That starts with a strong focus on developing reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills so that all our pupils have the fundamental skills needed to learn across the curriculum.
Our teachers recognise that every child is individual, and so we plan for levels of ability in the classroom, including how to stretch each pupil to achieve their very best.
We encourage pupil involvement and understand that everyone must participate to succeed, with pupils given the opportunity to work independently and as part of a team.
We offer ongoing training and support for our staff to make sure they understand the latest approaches to teaching.
As part of the Inspiration Trust family, we benefit from links with other schools including specialist maths, science, and humanities colleges.
At East Point Academy, we strive to provide the very best learning opportunities for all our students; therefore, we place great value in providing stimulating and purposeful independent learning activities, in class and at home.
Independent learning contributes greatly to the educational progress of your child. The ability to work independently is not only a life skill but is a crucial part of the learning process.
Subject teachers will regularly set your child short tasks to complete independently. To make sure that the amount of work set is spread across the week, we have produced an independent learning timetable, which you can download below, identifying when independent learning tasks are due to be set. This work will relate closely to your child’s current lesson content and helps them to practise and embed skills or to learn and recall specific subject knowledge.
Students are expected to record independent learning task instructions and deadlines in their planners in order to help organise their work and inform parents or carers of the tasks they are expected to complete.
Students should spend approximately 30 minutes on each subject. From time to time they may receive more than this. They should aim to read for at least 30 minutes per day, to supplement their reading at school, particularly if reading wasn't carried out at form time that day.
Parents and carers can support their child by monitoring tasks set and discussing family and other commitments in advance so students can meet deadlines and develop good habits in planning and preparation for independent learning.