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Teaching & Learning

Over the last four years the teaching and learning culture at Bushey Meads School has improved year on year and outcomes for students at all levels supports this view. Over 98% of teaching is judged to be good and outstanding across all curriculum areas throughout the school with 50% outstanding and the open door policy which allows the sharing of best practice is fully embedded in every classroom.

Every opportunity is used to develop classroom practice with every meeting starting with a sharing best practice item, complimented with weekly Monday Magic Moments and Friday Faculty Foci in Staff Briefing.

A robust recruitment policy, looking beyond the organisation supports very strong networks for progress externally and highly effective internal staff development led by the Teaching and Learning Team allows us to build towards future success.

Through our cohesive and comprehensive professional development programme throughout the year we build on the excellent foundations embedded across the school as we ‘move to greatness’ in all areas.

 
T&L Team
T&L Team

‘The Teaching and Learning Team comprises of three Lead Practitioners and one Advanced Lead Teacher who work alongside the Assistant Headteacher to support staff and raise academic standards.’

 
M&F Fortnight
M&F Fortnight

‘Marking and Feedback at Bushey Meads School is viewed as an integral element in raising academic achievement. We believe that high quality marking and feedback furthers student progression.’

 
BAFTAS
BAFTAS

‘In June each year, we host our version of the BAFTAs (Bushey’s Assessment and Feedback in Teaching Awards). In May, every stakeholder of Bushey Meads School is given the opportunity to cast their vote.’

 
MMM & FFF
MMM & FFF

‘The final 5 minutes of staff briefing on Mondays and Fridays consists of a 3-5 minute soundbite on Teaching and Learning.’

 
Staff Development
Staff Development

‘Our open door culture makes it easy for staff to enter classrooms in search of new ideas and the structure of our staff development sessions allow staff to put ideas into practice as well as being introduced to new concepts.’

 
GBBO
GBBO

‘The Great Bushey Book Off (GBBO) occurs each year as part of our second Marking and Feedback Fortnight.’