At the heart of my own teaching philosophy and practice are children whereby aside from Safeguarding, High Expectations and Pupil Progress are amongst my main priorities. Building a positive rapport with my pupils as well as their parents, school governors, colleagues, and the wider community is central to all pupils achieving the very best at the end of Primary School and beyond.
Under my teaching philosophy, all children have the right to learn and reach their full potential. Teaching and learning should be tailored towards the needs of all pupils as well as preparing them for the everchanging 21st Century.
I promote positive attitudes towards learning, tolerance, and respect for others as well as encouraging children to develop the confidence to take risks, explore and investigate their own understanding. Children should be given the opportunity to become self-regulated creative learners in an environment whereby being inquisitive is actively sought after and there are equal opportunities for all.
In my view and under my teaching philosophy, learning should be experience-led, tangible and applicable to every learners’ lives. The subject matter being covered should be presented in a way that is purposeful so that the children understand the point of learning it. I feel it absolutely necessary that children are given opportunities to build their skills in the foundation subjects, as the Arts were very important for my personal development growing up.
I believe that children, in order for them to succeed in the modern world, need to have adaptable and flexible skills. These are to allow them as creative and resourceful individuals to push forward with confidence to achieve their dreams as active problem-solvers and life-long learners.
-Channon Gray (The Exciting Teacher)