Ofsted Outstanding

Teaching & Learning

All lessons at Babington are planned using the ‘Babington Ways’

The Babington Way for Teaching and Learning

In order to promote outstanding learning, where students make at least expected and often better than expected progress, we will…

  • Engage students with a ‘starter’ or recap activity in the first Learning Episode
  • Share learning objectives and be clear about how character for learning will be built, firmly linking this to learning content
  • Set clear, relevant and measurable learning outcomes that are differentiated appropriately using the Gold, Silver, Bronze system
  • Give clear instructions and explanations, maintaining a meaningful and effective learning dialogue/narrative throughout the lesson
  • Plan and teach lessons through sequenced learning episodes, underpinned by BC4L, with regular opportunities for consolidation and review
  • Use a ‘blended’ approach to learning, ensuring that the internet and digital media are integrated alongside more traditional methods, over a series of lessons/over time
  • Reinforce positive learning habits through the setting of appropriate home/extended learning using ‘Show My Homework’ to set regular homework as expected
  • Address individual/group learning needs through differentiation and teach literacy (with a sharp focus on cross-curricular QWC) and numeracy explicitly where appropriate
  • Maintain an appropriate pace and adapt learning based on regular review and assessment opportunities
  • Use target grades to plan appropriate learning and have a regular dialogue with students about achievement
  • Embed AfL opportunities and be up to date with marking in line with the ‘Babington Way for effective Marking and Feedback’ (PINS, Wow, How, Now and WIN)
  • Use questioning effectively, through application of the PROBE acronym
  • Expect personal pride in presentation and the standard of work produced by students
  • Deploy support staff effectively, targeting the learning needs of individuals and groups of learners

This alone is not a formula for success


The Babington Way for Behaviour for Learning

In order to promote outstanding learning, where students make at least expected and often better than expected progress, we will expect the students to…

  • Get to lessons on time
  • Line up outside the classroom and/or go in quietly and stand behind the seats given to them in a seating plan
  • Greet their teacher politely
  • Wait to be asked to sit down
  • Answer to their names politely when the register is called
  • Listen to the teacher and each other
  • Put their hands up to speak
  • Be prepared and equipped for learning
  • Try their  best at all times, remain positive and take an active part in lessons whether on their own, in a group or as a whole class
  • Wait behind their chairs at the end of the lesson
  • Leave quietly when dismissed



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