Whinney Banks Primary School – What works for us?

Whinney Banks Primary School – What works for us?

  • Every minute counts!
  • Ownership of our curriculum
  • Creative staff with ownership of planning – keeping planning simple
  • Creating curiosity & developing thinking skills
  • Planned questioning
  • Committed to providing high quality learning opportunities & experiences
  • Enrichment of the curriculum through high quality visits / visitors / experiences – heavily subsidised
  • Committed to providing a broad & balanced curriculum & protecting it
  • Interventions are carefully targeted & timetabled so children do miss the same sessions every week
  • Effective deployment of TAs and exposure to high quality training
  • Effective feedback to move learning forward
  • ‘Daily Work’ – all lessons begin with a daily practice of core skills
  • Ensure challenging behaviour does not impact on the learning
  • A whole school approach – consistency & high expectations