Teaching and learning

Each and every student matters to us at Oakbank. Through inspiring and challenging lessons, engaging activities and personalised learning, our students will make sustained and substantial progress.

At Oakbank, teaching and learning is a journey that is explored by both students and teachers to enable all students to achieve their ambitions. Teachers deliver engaging lessons that motivate students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to flourish in all areas of school life.

We are conscious that a student needs more than just good examination results to be successful in the adult world. This is more important than ever in our modern global society. Teachers focus on deepening students’ knowledge, challenging them to achieve their best and to reach their greatest ambitions.

We believe Responsive Teaching is essential for outstanding learning and that it should be underpinned by strong relationships founded on high expectations and mutual respect.

We have a very dedicated and well-qualified body of teaching staff; they are innovative, enthusiastic subject specialists that are committed to delivering high-quality teaching.

In lessons teachers use carefully chosen strategies to assess, inform, engage and stretch students which will enable them to make excellent progress over time.