Excellent teaching is at the heart of any successful school. At Nether Alderley, teaching inspires pupils to have high aspirations and to recognise the benefits of adopting a growth mindset. Pupils are challenged to work collaboratively in order to achieve their goals.
At the core of our teaching is a commitment to these shared values:
- learning is accessable for all pupils
- teaching inputs appeal to a range of learning styles
- appropriate challenge ensures lessons are well pitched and pupils make progress
- endeavour is rewarded
- the use of Kagan structures and cooperative learning styles promotes inclusion and participation
- use of technology increases engagement and opportunity
- everyone is given the chance to be successful
- lessons are fun and engaging
As part of our partnerships within the Fallibroome Multi-Academy Trust, Fallibrooome Learning Community and Wilmslow Education Partnership, as well as regular external partnerships with companies such as Jigsaw 24 and Literacy First, staff receive continuing professional development which impacts on their teaching. This helps develop a culture of innovation and collaboration which ultimately, enhances pupils' learning.
Pupils also benefit from specialists who visit School to help create memorable lessons and experiences. We employ a specialist dance teacher, Mrs Anderson-Fitter and welcome Madame Chapman (KS2) and Madame Parker (KS1) to teach French across the school. Alongside this, arts specialist sich as Hilly Kerr (ceramics) and Adele Darroch deliver exciting projects which are themed to match the topics being studied in class. Mr Draper, our specialist PE teacher, is appointed to deliver lessons to all pupils and takes pupils to Alderley Park for badminton coaching. Colleagues from Alderley Edge Hockey Club deliver hockey coaching sessions and pupils also learn to develop their swimming skills through our partnership with Macclesfield Leisure Centre.