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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Different Approaches to Teaching and Learning

As the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy becomes closer to beginning work and ultimately moving into our multi-million pound Maritime House Campus, I am using this time to reflect. To reflect on our experiences, our shared beliefs and our vision for the future. Tonight, I have been thinking about different approaches to teaching and learning.

At Maritime House learning will be divided into four vertical 'schools within school'. This will allow students, staff and parents to get to know each other and support effective learning and achievement based on a real knowledge and understanding of the individual. It will also allow some vertical grouping in both tutor and academic sessions.

The curriculum will be co-constructed and holistic, with this in mind, I particularly enjoyed watching the below video in which we go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps both students and teachers motivated and achieving their best -

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