PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING
We know that children learn in different ways and at Northgate we provide a rich and varied curriculum that allows children to develop to their full potential. We use a variety of teaching strategies that include but are not limited to;
Investigation and problem solving
Group and paired work
Trips and visitors to inspire
Debate, role play and oral presentations
We encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning; to be involved as far as is possible in reviewing their learning and to reflect on how they learn best.
Our curriculum is carefully planned to meet the needs of our children and our community whilst still covering the knowledge, skills and understanding set out in the National Curriculum.
At Djanogly Northgate Academy we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the academy. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and every opportunity is taken to deepen and develop understanding. At the beginning of each half term every class focusses on social and emotional aspects of learning (SEALs) to introduce a theme which builds on previous learning and builds understanding and resilience. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. The academy makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their own and their local community through both the taught curriculum, a range of visits and visitors and through opportunities to share their own experiences in a culturally diverse academy.