Teaching and learning

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Excellence at Saffron Walden County High School

At Saffron Walden County High School, we value subject specialism.  Our teachers are passionate about their subjects.  We ensure that departments are given professional development time to work together to enhance teachers' substantive and disciplinary subject knowledge. Although Our 'Teaching and Learning Excellence Principles' (see below) capture the principles that guide overall teaching at the school, and reflect what we see in lessons across the school on a daily basis, we encourage teachers to employ the most effective teaching methods for the subject they teach to maximise pupil learning. Our school curriculum is rich and ambitious and subject teams are relentless in continuously evaluating how best to implement the curriculum to maximise the impact on our pupils.  In lessons, we have high expectations of pupils' behaviour for learning, thinking and engagement with new knowledge and skills and of the work they produce.