Learning & Teaching

Welcome to the Castle Phoenix Trust’s Learning and Teaching website pages.

Learning and Teaching is the very heart of what we do in the Castle Phoenix Trust and these website pages aim to provide you with different strategies and ideas on how improve your classroom pedagogy.

Great teaching in the Castle Phoenix Trust follows the Six Principles of Great Teaching. We took inspiration from Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby’s book, “Making Every Lesson Count”, and adapted some of their ideas to support our Trust’s priorities. Great teaching includes the following Principles, therefore:

Modelling

Explanation

Practice

Questioning

Challenge

Feedback

We have created a webpage, dedicated to each of these Principles, which outlines the importance of the Principle, literature to read, videos to watch and strategies to try in your classrooms.

Give them a go and let us know how you get on!