The Importance of Teachers
There is a strong body of International research that has identified characteristics of high performing schools. Central to these findings is the role of teachers.At Strathmore we look to the best International practice to guide our work. Our aim is to establish a shared or common language describing good instruction. We recognise the centrality of evidence and the need for a research base to support the validity of proposed actions.
We value teachers and recognise the complexity of their work. Our focus is on learning and on building teacher capacity to enhance that learning. In our work we have emphasised the importance of using research based classroom strategies and encouraged the use of a common lesson format. We understand the benefits of a clearly articulated, well sequenced and appropriately assessed curriculum and the importance of feedback in the learning process.
We employ a team of Instructional Coaches to support teachers in reflecting upon their classroom practices and we facilitate teacher collaboration and collegiality through the use of professional learning communities.