Teaching and Learning at Ravens Wood School
- The overarching aim for Teaching and Learning at Ravens Wood School, is that all students are given the opportunity to learn through consistently good or better teaching.
- The Teaching and Learning Team’s ethos is one of high challenge and high support. High challenge meaning having the high expectation that all students receive consistently good or better lessons and the high support is offered through a wide ranging offer of CPD throughout the year, including opportunities for one to one coaching and mentoring.
- The Ravens Wood School approach to Teaching and Learning is through planning lessons using ‘Hook, Line and Thinker’. This strategy ensures that all students can engage with the lesson and begin thinking immediately, that they follow a line of enquiry and are encouraged to be active learners and that they reflect on their learning and progress regularly, embedding and consolidating what they have learnt.
- Consistency is key for Teaching and Learning at Ravens Wood School, which is why all lessons are expected to follow ‘Hook, Line and Thinker’ throughout all Key Stages.
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Year 7 and 8 Writing Challenge
The annual RWS500 competition is completed by Year 7 and 8 students. The task is to consider something topical that they have enjoyed reading (it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, book – fiction or non-fiction or on the internet).
Students then explain what they have discovered that they did not know, would be interesting to their friends, and would be valuable for society at large (parents, teachers, employers, politicians, etc.) to be aware of and why?
Students write 500 words and submit their entry to Ms Spence headteacher. The entries are then shortlisted to 8 students, who join Ms Spence for a Seminar lunch with one of the School governors to discuss their writing. In 2019 there were 262 entries.
The winning entries from 2018 and 2019 can be read and listened to using the links below.
The Winning Entries
2019 RWS500 Winning Entry Lawson Waye
2019 RWS500 Winning Entry Lawson Waye Recording
2018 RWS500 Winning Entry Clay Watson
2018 RWS500 Winning Entry Clay Watson Recording