Quality Teaching and Learning 2020

At Golden Grove High School staff are committed to providing a high quality learning environment. We have high expectations of all members of our school community in the undertaking and delivery of quality teaching and learning experiences. We aim to develop a strong culture of success and high achievement in all our classes and throughout the school community.

We will strive to be successful, self-directed and collaborative learners who model the qualities desired in our students. We will be literate, critical, creative and reflective thinkers who display successful habits of mind and act ethically at all times.

Through implementing processes for continuous improvement we will be the best we can.

As staff we will be...

lifelong learners who:

  1. Develop a deep subject and pedagogical understanding of teaching and learning to inform best practice
  2. Participate in meaningful professional learning that guides our practice and professional engagement  
  3. Work collaboratively to develop, deliver, evaluate and provide informed feedback on learning

Establish an environment for high quality learning by:

  1. Developing ethical and respectful relationships where negotiation is encouraged
  2. Creating a culture of high expectations  and self direction for all learners
  3. Creating a safe learning environment where all learners are supported, encouraged  and challenged

Develop expert learners through:

  1. The explicit teaching of skills, habits and knowledge needed for highly successful learning
  2. Fostering deep understanding of intellectually challenging and significant learning
  3. Using dialogue and rigorous involvement in complex tasks

Personalise and connect learning by:

  1. Building on and valuing all learners’ understanding
  2. Using authentic learning activities to facilitate, assess, provide feedback and report on learning
  3. Creating individual significance and meaning in learning experiences

Visitors to our learning spaces could expect to see:

  • Learners who understand the purpose and required outcomes of their learning and can clearly articulate this
  • Learners working individually, collectively and or collaboratively in teams to achieve negotiated outcomes
  • Learners engaged in authentic learning of real world significance that is being assessed using varied high quality and authentic methods/tools
  • Learners having regular opportunities to construct, consolidate and reflect on their learning
  • Learners engaged in collaborative or self-directed learning opportunities facilitated by purposeful staff design, utilising fully integrated ICT resources that enhance and facilitate learning outcomes
  • Learning being personalised and made relevant for all learners, differentiated where needed to ensure learners are engaged and working to achieve the best they can
  • Frequent formative feedback being provided and data being used to inform and improve future learning and achievement.  Feedback is provided by self-review, peers, community members and teachers  
  • Staff collaborating on the preparation, delivery and evaluation of learning and moderating student work to assess learning and identify areas of improvement and required intervention
  • Staff in rigorous discussion of significant learning matters to improve and inform best practice including professional observation/reflection and peer/self-evaluation of teaching and learning practices