Teaching and Learning
The provision of exceptional Teaching and Learning is of course fundamental to everything we believe in at Equals Trust. To this aim we have drawn together the philosophy and practice of Equals Trust and our schools as 'Principles for Learning'.
We have four E’s that underpin our ‘Principles for Learning’:
- Expectation – The vision and aims of Equals Trust, the roots and expectations.
- Entitlement – The three main areas of provision; Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and Assessment for Learning.
- Enrichment – Trust activities to enrich the Entitlement.
- Engagement – The two main areas of Continuing Professional Development and School Improvement enable us to deliver the Entitlement.
All these strategies are continuously being developed and reviewed in order to ensure we strive to be the best we can be. The Trust’s ‘Leadership Group’ and sub-groups such as those for subject leaders are the vehicle for this development and review.
Engagement in Continuing Professional Development enables us to provide the entitlement through shared professional development, the development of expertise and partnership working with others such as Teaching Schools, subject associations, Research Schools and the East Midlands Education Support Service. Our School Improvement Strategy, curriculum support materials and the wide range of peer and school-school support resources are available to all trust schools. in place and a good practice toolkit from which is available to all member schools.
We believe that EQT schools are defined by our philosophy which is the basis for our ‘Principles for Learning’ and how we support teachers in enabling our children to grow in their learning.