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Success, Nothing Less

Teaching and Learning

Encouraging children to reach their full potential is a main drive for all staff here at Havelock Primary School. To ensure high standards of learning we have set high learning expectations for all year groups in all curriculum areas. We use the 5Rs to instil our expectations of learning and behaviour for our pupils. Opportunities uto use their 5Rs take place in lessons and across the school. Havelock's 5 Rs are: 

  1. Being Resourceful
  2. Building Relationships
  3. Being Resilient
  4. Being Reflective
  5. Being Responsible


Creating vibrant a learning environment and encouraging success for our pupils is very important to us here at Havelock Primary school. We therefore endeavour maintain high expectations for behaviour and provision for all of our learners.


As a school, we are committed to ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, ensuring any gaps between the attainment of vulnerable pupils and that of other pupils is narrowed and ultimately closed.

Teacher Efficacy

“Teacher efficacy is when a teacher believes in their own ability to guide their pupils to success.”

Research suggests that teachers with a strong sense of self-efficacy tend to be better planners, more resilient through failure, and more open-minded and supportive with pupils.


Collective efficacy is when a group of teachers believe that together they can inspire growth and change in all their pupils, whatever their barriers to learning.”


Our teachers believe in 5 aspects that make great teaching:



Principles of Instruction

An aspect of Teaching and Learning we use to support and develop staff is  Barak Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction. All of the principles are based on educational research and on three sources:

  • Research on how we acquire information
  • Instructional procedures used by successful teachers
  • Procedures to help pupils learn


We build these principles into all of our lessons and it is woven throughout our Teaching and Learning policy.