Hunter's Bar Junior School
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Our approach


In our daily lessons, teachers and teaching assistants use formative assessment and the principles of cognitive science as tools to improve student learning and achievement.


To help chicldren make sustained progress in their learning, practitioners at HBJS use five key strategies sourced directly from the research findings of Professor Dylan William:


1. Clarifying, sharing and understanding learning intentions and criteria for success – getting the students to really understand what their classroom experience will be and how their success will be measured.


2. Engineering effective classroom discussions, activities and learning tasks that elicit evidence of learning – developing effective classroom instructional strategies that allow for the measurement of success.


3. Providing feedback that moves learning forward – working with students to provide them with the information they need to better understand problems and solutions.


4. Activating learners as instructional resources for one another – getting students involved with each other in discussions and working groups can help improve student learning.


5. Activating learners as owners of their own learning.