TEACHING & LEARNING
Our Teaching & Learning Ethos
As you'd expect, teaching and learning is at the very heart of school life here at Chamberlayne. We insist our students attend school regularly, punctually and ready to learn, and in return we ensure that they are taught in an environment that consistently applies clear, high expectations by teachers who are competent, committed and empowered to deliver their specialism in a way that meets the needs of each individual student.
We've made rapid and sustainable progress in improving the quality of teaching, as recognised by our School Improvement Officer, School Improvement Partners and Ofsted. We expect more, and we're now seeing our students achieving more: it's no less than they deserve.
Please read on and explore the resources available to families and staff, and if you have any questions please just get in touch.
Resources for Students and Families
Please explore the website for links to resources that can help students in their studies. In the first instance, we recommend you follow the links on the 'buttons' to the right of this page.
Through lesson time, tutor, planners, and parents' evenings, students and their families should be very clear on the curriculum the school offers, and how best students can help themselves in achieving excellent levels of progress and attainment. If you aren't clear, please get in touch and we'll arrange for someone to contact you to discuss things further.
What is TEEP?
TEEP stands for Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme and it is backed by SSAT (the school's, students and teacher's network). It is the model we expect all our teaching staff to draw upon when teaching our young people. It is a proven, well regarded and successful model which focuses on effective learner and teacher behaviours and it is already reaping huge rewards in terms of the quality of teaching our students are receiving, as evidenced in our most recent Ofsted.
We expect all of our teaching staff to receive initial TEEP training in their induction at the school, and to then share best practice ideas via 'TEEP meets', 'TEEP newsletters', and the pooling of resources via initiatives such as Bright Spots.
Below are our most recent TEEP resources.
Resources for Staff
Please click on the pictures and text below to access the most recent TEEP resources for staff. Staff can also access the whole TEEP resource library here.
We are IRIS Connected!
At Chamberlayne College for the Arts, we encourage our staff to continually look for ways to raise teaching standards and consequently improve outcomes for our students. To support this, we’ve invested in IRIS Connect; a system trusted by thousands of educators and educational institutions throughout the world, to empower teachers to have more ownership of their professional development, grow in confidence and collaborate successfully with peers.
Using IRIS Connect’s online platform and mobile video cameras, our teachers have the opportunity to record, reflect on and develop their practice using tools designed to enable the most effective professional learning activities, as demonstrated by the latest research. It’s been reported that, as a result of videoing their lessons, 94% of teachers said their teaching had improved and 88% said their confidence had risen.
Although video is a powerful tool for accelerating teaching and learning, we know it's vital that the students featured in a lesson recording are appropriately protected at all times. This is why IRIS Connect have built a system that’s rooted in data protection, privacy and safety and ensures outstanding security. Reassuringly, it is the only video professional learning platform with a protocol agreed between the ASCL and NASUWT teaching unions.
All video footage is kept on secure and trusted servers that never enter the public domain. The use of IRIS Connect is strictly for professional development and satisfies our strict policies on keeping young people safe. Students that do not have permission to be filmed are blurred out.
To find out more about IRIS Connect please click the button to the right of this page.