Our learning and teaching policy seeks to influence and improve the skills of teaching by increasing its impact on every curriculum policy and behavioural procedure already in place. This policy influences how the curriculum is taught and ensure that children find a consistent approach throughout the whole school. It outlines the good practice expected of all teachers but is not a definitive statement on all pedagogy. The policy itself seeks to encourage professional debate and discussion among staff and personal reflection by individuals about their own strategies and teaching styles.
The KEY SKILLS that we will be making explicit to the children through our teaching and their learning are:
As a Church School we use the VALUES FOR LIFE to promote the teaching of Christian Values and to develop our children's social, moral, spirital and cultural knowledge and understanding. The Values for Life are:
Respect and Reverence
At Lilliput, we recognise the importance of E-SAFETY and that the internet gives children access to an extraordinary range of information that can help support their learning across the curriculum. Alongside encouraging them to use this fantastic wealth of information to enhance their research, we teach them to use safe and responsible behaviour whenever they search the web and use related technologies such as email, instant messaging and chat room services.
We utilize the web throughout the school. Every classroom has a set of computers that are fully networked providing internet access and teachers use interactive whiteboards which are connected to the school internet. Pupils are always supervised when using these facilities.
Therefore we encourage you, the parents, to be aware and use the SWGfL Golden Rules to help keep your child safe when accessing the internet.
• how should the internet be used in your home?
• keep information private - think, would I tell this to a stranger?
• agree rules about meeting online ‘friends’ in real life
• generally - if not acceptable in real life it shouldn’t be acceptable on line
• anti-virus and parental monitoring systems
• online safety guides
• activate security and privacy settings
• internet access should be in a family room, rather than a bedroom
• be aware that devices such as gaming consoles or mobile phones can access the internet
• or via a neighbour’s wireless network
• share the experience
• get them to teach you - this is better than any course you can go on
• ensure they are happy to talk to you if they have a problem or feel uncomfortable