Our Teaching and Learning Philosophy.
Everyone at Rackham shares a commitment to effective teaching and learning based on a well-planned and structured curriculum. There is a strong belief that children should become interdependent learners within well-organised primary classrooms, and that learning should be purposeful and matched to developing individual pupil abilities.
We want children to be able to think critically and creatively, know how to tackle problems and challenges, and work collaboratively within a team. They should be able to evaluate their own and others’ work with sensitivity, developing an awareness of strengths and weaknesses. We are proud that our children are highly motivated and eager to learn, as well as being sensitive to the needs of others.
We believe that the partnership between teachers and parents is critical to successful outcomes for our children. We appreciate and respect differences of ability and culture and we are committed to providing the appropriate support for integrating children with special needs.
Teachers work as part of a team and see their class as part of the whole school community, sharing their own particular interests and often giving freely of their time. Their work is underpinned by a whole school commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning, and to raising levels of achievement.