Oakfield Academy aims to create a learning environment where we can inspire pupils to believe in their abilities and to achieve their full academic potential, no matter what a pupil’s starting point may be.

We aim to explore all possibilities in a pupil’s learning diet to ensure they leave with the skills to succeed in all future endeavours both academically and socially. Learning is a lifelong skill, something that informs and reforms people’s lives and we model to our pupils through lessons activities, extra-curricular opportunities and the wider school community that they should be ‘Proud to Learn’ and demonstrate that in all they do. Effort, determination and resilience lead to positive outcomes for pupils and we use these learning ethics to deliver a strong curriculum here at the academy.

Our staff regularly take part in professionally developing themselves through in-house training, visiting other establishments or creating their very own classroom-based research projects. This again models to pupils that even teachers will want to improve their own learning to help facilitate the needs of their pupils.

We have a designated Teaching and Learning Twitter feed (@Oakfield_TandL) where staff continually exhibit the fantastic methods of learning across the academy to show that learning can happen through any number of tasks and activities.

Teaching and Learning - Documents

Subject Teaching and Learning Portfolios/Examples

Our staff regularly take part in professionally developing themselves through in-house training, visiting other establishments or creating their very own classroom-based research projects. This again models to pupils that even teachers will want to improve their own learning to help facilitate the needs of their pupils.

We have a designated Teaching and Learning Twitter feed (@Oakfield_TandL) where staff continually exhibit the fantastic methods of learning across the academy to show that learning can happen through any number of tasks and activities.

Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better. Dylan Wiliam 2012

Observation and theory get on best when they are mixed together Arthur Eddington

Do we really know nothing until we know everything? Robert Slavin

Staff CPD Library

Add in the CPD books and journals you may have read using this link, as well as your own 5 word reviews about the books/journals. Space for 5 reviews for each book. It will pick up the usefulness of the CPD based on the words used, very clever!!!! Do include your initials on the reviews

Staff CPD Focus of the Week

Staff CPD Focus of the Week

Retrieval, Memory and Recall

A key focus at Oakfield we have been building in those key terms;

  • Retrieval
  • Working Memory
  • Long Term Memory
  • Low Stakes Quizzes
  • Cognitive Load

Into our curriculum, and here are some great articles and videos to support in your own understanding and development of the concepts. Retrieval practice by Kate Jones is a great place to start (we have copies in the CPD library) along with the accompanying website. A great blog from The Learning Scientists can be found here too as well as a great series of videos linked to the testing effect and retrieval here on YouTube. Enjoy

Staff CPD Retrieval Practice, Memory and Recall

Cognitive Load Theory

Staff CPD Mastery

Staff CPD SEND

Staff CPD Learning Behaviours

Staff CPD Safeguarding

Staff CPD Behaviour

Staff CPD Teaching MOTs