Portway Junior School

'Aim high, do your best and never stop learning'

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Quality First Teaching

Quality First Teaching

• Highly focused lesson design with sharp objectives;

• High demands of child engagement with their learning;

• High levels of interaction for all children;

• Appropriate use of teacher questioning, modelling and explaining;

• Emphasis on learning through dialogue;

• An expectation that children will develop resilience and accept responsibility for their own learning and work independently;

• Regular use of encouragement and praise to motivate children.

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