Teaching: What is the quality of science and maths teaching in your school?
High quality teaching can have a hugely beneficial impact on students’ enjoyment and attainment in all subjects. For instance, 35% of 14 to 18-year olds in England said having a good teacher encouraged them to learn science, while 33% said having what they perceived as a bad teacher discouraged them.
In order to achieve high quality teaching, teachers must have the appropriate understanding of their subject and related pedagogical skills, kept up-to-date and developed through a range of professional development opportunities, and they should teach in an inspiring and engaging manner, providing many practical activities for the students.
- Q1. How many science and maths teachers have qualifications relevant to the subjects they teach?
- Q2. What opportunities are there for teachers and technicians to develop professionally and how are they encouraged to pursue them?
- Q3. How do teachers inspire and engage their students?
- Q4. How many science lessons include practical work?