We aim for our lessons to:
- help our students acquire, develop, and embed new learning successfully
- support retention of learning
- engage our students
To facilitate these aims, teachers plan and teach, responsively, based on an understanding of how students learn from cognitive science. We use formative assessment to identify what students have learnt and adapt our lessons and curriculum plans accordingly.
Lessons at George Abbot School start with a ‘Connect’ activity to commit prior learning to students’ long term memory. These activities are carefully planned to ensure students have the fundamental knowledge required to be successful in the lesson and topic ahead.