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Summerhill School

Summerhill School


Our ethos at Summerhill is that every moment that students are in lessons is an invaluable opportunity for learning. That’s why effective planning of the curriculum and lessons is a key priority. It gives teachers the opportunity to think deliberately about their choice of lesson objectives, the types of activities that will meet these objectives, the sequence of those activities, the materials needed, how long each activity might take, and how students should be grouped. Typically, lessons at Summerhill are planned to ensure they have the following characteristics:


•Clear learning objectives
•Appropriate challenge
•Appropriate support
•Clear plan for learning and progression
•Linksto a SoL/sequence of learning
•Plan for questioning
•Effective use of resources
•Teacher subject expertise
•Appropriate pace and structure
•Meets the needs of all learners
•Builds on prior knowledge