Quality First Teaching


At Newburgh C.E. Primary School we want all of our children to reach their full potential. One of the ways to do this is by ensuring that our children are given Quality First Teaching. This means that our teachers employ methods and strategies to help all children to overcome any barriers to their learning.


Some of the ways we do this at Newburgh:

  • all classrooms are organised and resources all well-labelled;
  • all lessons have clear structure and children are made aware of their learning objectives at the start of the lesson;
  • differentiation is planned to ensure that children are learning at their appropriate ability level;
  • instructions are given in small chunks ans supported by visual clues;
  • any new vocabulary is introduced;
  • children are asked to demonstrate what they have learnt in a variety of ways, e.g. drama, mind-mapping, drawing, I.C.T;
  • children work in mixed groups, pairs and individually;
  • children are taught different ways to remember important information - highlighting, mnemonics, sequences etc.
  • children's effort and achievement in their work is celebrated using 'Star of the Week' and our Golden Book;
  • learning is revisited throughout the year to ensure that children are able to retain their knowledge and build upon it;
  • teachers ensure learning is fun and that children are excited about what they are doing;
  • staff are trained in a variety of areas of SEND to ensure that they are using the appropriate techniques and resources to support all children;
  • staff track each child's progress to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential;
  • staff meet at least termly with parents to discuss their child's progress