Teaching and Learning and TAL

Teaching at TAL is underpinned by 5 key pedagogical approaches which we call the Elements; subject passion and expertise, focus and purpose, pitch and challenge, talk and questioning and reflect and respond. These elements support the expert delivery of ‘The Learning Process at TAL’. The learning process is adapted from and inspired by Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction. Together, these create a purposeful learning environment that is dynamic, supportive and inspiring, where students are encouraged to think hard, deepen their learning and respond to feedback.

We invest heavily in our staff, our most precious resource. Our CPD and coaching offer ensures that every member of staff is supported and challenged to reach their potential, whilst feeling confident in delivering world class lessons underpinned by the Learning process and the Elements.  Our context and vision drive our whole-school priorities: routines (culture 20), literacy and voice. These priorities feed into CPD and deliberate practice sessions throughout the school year, ensuring that each teacher feels confident in addressing these priorities, whilst also developing their subject-specific practice through curriculum builds, subject passions and 1-1 personalised coaching sessions. Four TAL Toolkits have been created by experts to provide staff with teaching and learning strategies they can use to improve teaching and learning for all students. They include, the Golden Toolkit, Questioning Toolkit, Multilingual Toolkit and Literacy Toolkit.

Trinity Scholars

Trinity Scholar students benefit from an additional investment of up to £6000

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