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Independent Learners: A Classroom Approach - Primary

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Summary

Feeling that the National Curriculum had become a bit stale, headteacher Val Sian decided to pursue some radical ideas for independent learning.

Three-part lessons and conventional lesson planning became a thing of the past at Kippax Greenfield Primary School, and more power and responsibility was handed to the students.

The change has been successful - the school near Leeds has progressed from an Ofsted "satisfactory" to "outstanding" in five years - but has not been without its challenges.

Moreover, independent learning has not been implemented on its own but alongside a rigorous behaviour policy and a big change of culture for teachers.

Published : Sep 2007

15 mins

Series

Professional Skills

Roles

Primary Headteacher

Primary Teacher

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