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Shared Pedagogical Approach

At Barrow 1618 we have adopted a shared pedagogical approach to learning in order to help our learners make as much progress as quickly as possible and ensuring that what children learn stays with them.


Each of these 10 steps are based on well-founded educational research (such as those endorsed by the Education Endowment Foundation), are well understood by all members of staff working with pupils at our school and monitored carefully to ensure they are put into action in all areas of the curriculum.


The key features of this shared pedagogical approach will be seen across all subjects and forms the basis of our monitoring for all subjects. Whilst the key features of this shared pedagogical approach have been adopted across all year groups and curriculum area, the way they are adopted will of course vary according to the age and needs of each class and subject area.



The ten key features of our pedagogical approach are:


  1. Feedback (timely, understood and acted upon)
  2. Revisiting learning at regular intervals.
  3. Scaffold learning in lessons (i.e. teacher models, pupils put learning into practice, teachers model again and repeat)
  4. Make teaching exciting (or important) to the pupils.
  5. Move from concrete to pictorial to abstract.
  6. Share how to be successful.
  7. Ensure that pupils have lots of opportunities for practice.
  8. Teach a delayed expectation of learning (working on learning attitudes such as growth mindset, metacognition and self-regulation)
  9. Identify and correct misconceptions (through regular assessment, both formative and summative)
  10. Mastery learning (aim for deep learning and don’t move on too quickly. Build learning over time.)