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Information on the Teaching & Learning policy and methods

Behaviour for Learning

Success at Highbury Grove depends, not only on learning in lessons. It also depends on the development of self-control, self-awareness and ability to consider others (respect). In following the school rules students will exercise these personal qualities.

Library

At Highbury Grove we want every student to enjoy reading, because we know that students who read for pleasure succeed at school. For this reason the library organises many activities promoting reading for pleasure, e.g. book quizzes, World Book Day events and shadowing the Carnegie Children’s Book award. Some students work as library helpers at break times. We are a ‘Reading Connects’ school and expect students to have a reading book with them at all times.

Special Educational Needs

Highbury Grove School like all schools in Islington, is committed to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEN). Our expectation is that children and young people with SEN will receive an education that enables them to make progress.

Ethnic Minority Achievement Department

Welcome to Ethnic Minority Achievement at Highbury Grove School.

The Access Project

Alex Kelly was 21 when he started teaching at Highbury Grove School on the Teach First scheme. The inspiration for The Access Project came in his second year of teaching: he was given one particularly bright group of 12-year-olds and realised that their prospects of winning a place at a top university were low, despite the fact that they clearly had the potential to succeed.

Framework for Teaching & Learning

The Highbury Grove School Framework for Teaching and Learning

Year 7 Nurture Group

Inclusion is a priority at Highbury Grove School, and we want all our pupils to succeed. Children with low levels of attainment or those who are vulnerable are placed in a Nurture Group.

Curriculum Overview 1

In 2014-15 we undertook a full review of the school curriculum including the hours taught in each subject and the timing of the day. The Curriculum Model document sets out the full rationale for the changes and gives all the details. This model has now been adopted in full and describes our current curriculum model for Years 7-11.

Curriculum Overview

In 2014-15 we undertook a full review of the school curriculum including the hours taught in each subject and the timing of the day. The Curriculum Model document sets out the full rationale for the changes and gives all the details. This model has now been adopted in full and describes our current curriculum model for Years 7-11.