Teaching: What is the quality of science and maths teaching in your school?
Effective leadership of high-quality teaching enhances pupils’ enjoyment and achievement in all subjects (T1). In order to achieve high-quality science and maths teaching, a school should have a thought-through model for subject leadership (T2). Subject leaders, teachers and teaching assistants must have good subject knowledge and related pedagogical skills, with existing expertise in the school being used to best effect (T3). Expertise should be kept up-to-date and developed through a range of subject-specific professional development opportunities (T4).
- T1. Do all pupils enjoy science and maths? How do teachers inspire and engage all pupils?
- T2. What is your school’s strategy for leading and teaching science and maths?
- T3. How is science and maths expertise identified within the school, and how is it used to best effect?
- T4. How are staff encouraged to pursue continuing professional development (CPD) focused on science or maths?