Important Information

End of Term Letter - July 2017

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2017/18 Academic Year

Click EGA 2017-18 Term Dates to view full calendar

Years 7, 11, 12 and 13 return Thursday 7th September 2017

All Students return Monday 11th September 2017

Teaching and learning

“Learning is our core purpose – the learning of our students is our constant focus.”

Vision for Teaching and Learning at Evelyn Grace Academy

At Evelyn Grace Academy learning is our core purpose. This means that the learning of our students is our constant focus. It also means that adults at the Academy are encouraged to be life-long learners who learn with and from one another.

We want all students at EGA to have a quality learning experience which enables them to:

  • Make rapid and sustained progress
  • Benefit from a consistently positive, engaging, stimulating, enriching learning time
  • Have learning opportunities which motivate, maximise enjoyment, participation and achievement.
  • Build the resilience to tackle sometimes challenging or difficult learning experiences.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills and personal qualities essential for success in a fast-changing globalised world.
  • Encourage them to aspire to the values of endeavour, excellence and self-discipline, which underpin all that we do at Evelyn Grace Academy.

The 8 Foundations of Good Teaching and Learning at EGA

At Evelyn Grace Academy we have identified 8 features of good and outstanding Teaching and Learning.

The Foundations reflect the key things one would expect to see in a classroom at EGA where good or outstanding learning is taking place. The Foundations are:

  1. Planning for Learning
  2. High Expectations
  3. Differentiation
  4. Literacy Skills
  5. Questioning
  6. Assessment for learning
  7. Collaborative Learning
  8. Independent Learning

Teachers, students and other adults in the classroom all have an important role to play in ensuring that the conditions are right for effective learning to take place.

How can I support my child to become a good learner?

  • Listen to your child read for 20 minutes every day (KS3)
  • Discuss a book or an article with your child (KS4)
  • Make sure your child has a quiet space and time to do homework every day
  • Ensure your child leaves home with writing equipment, planner and appropriate books for each day
  • Talk to your child about the aspects of learning they enjoy, what they find challenging and what it means to arrive in school “ready to learn”
  • Check and sign your child’s planner to monitor homework and teacher comments at least once a week
  • Support your child by attending parent’s evenings, meetings and other Academy activities
  • Encourage your child to get a good night’s rest

Who to contact about Teaching and Learning at Evelyn Grace Academy:

If you would like to discuss aspects of your child’s learning please contact your child’s Director of Learning in the first instance.

Also available to speak with you about Teaching and Learning at Evelyn Grace Academy are Ms Idun (Senior Vice Principal) and Mr Howells (Assistant Principal).