Teaching and Learning at The John Roan School
First and foremost, we believe that all teachers are entitled to disruption-free learning for every minute of very lesson at the school. We support this through a series of ‘Roan Routines’ ensuring that calm, scholarly classrooms are the norm across the school. A visible Senior Leadership Team supports with any issues, with students removed from lessons where necessary to continue working on the lesson content in our Disruption Free Learning space.
We also have a consistent set of expectations for what excellent teaching and learning looks like in lessons, codified in our Teaching and Learning guide and 18 ‘Roan Rs’, teaching strategies to help prioritise routines, ratio and rigour across lessons.
All teaching and learning at the school uses Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction as the framework for lesson planning and delivery. Our lessons all begin with retrieval practice and then move through the ‘I do – we do – you do’ sequence of instruction, modelling and independent practice. Lessons all finish with a round-up of learning. We use the ‘Teach Like a Champion’ techniques to support great learning in a disruption-free environment.