The HVS6

To ensure the day to day experiences of our students meet our curriculum aims, we have identified six ingredients which we expect to see in our lessons.  Regular learning walks completed by all members of staff ensure that these are consistently evident in lessons:

  • No learning time is wasted.
  • All tasks are personalised using red, amber and green pathways.
  • Hands up’ are avoided and instead teachers use ‘think, pair, share’, targeted questioning or other strategies to maximise participation levels.
  • Literacy, Numeracy, British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural discussions are evident where appropriate in the lesson and everybody in the room always speaks and writes in full sentences.  All numbers in the lesson are ‘used’.
  • Learning always links to the ‘big picture’ and to real life.
  • Students receive feedback in every lesson.