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Teaching and Learning

Denbigh School has the highest aspirations for your child, and we firmly believe that success in the classroom begins with great teaching.

Our approach to teaching and learning is based upon three key pillars – Consistency, Challenge, Inspiration.

This is underpinned by high expectations of student behaviour and engagement.

Teaching & Learning at Denbigh School should:

  • Challenge all learners
  • Have consistently high aspirations for all learners
  • Adapt to assessment
  • Recognise that students enjoy learning new things – words, facts, dates, skills etc.
  • Have an emphasis on strong subject knowledge & cultural capital
  • Inspire students to become lifelong learners
  • Inspire students to continue to study a subject in the future
  • Adhere to a set of common core principles to ensure a more consistent approach
  • Have high expectations in terms of behaviour and engagement

At At Denbigh School we encourage all of our teachers to be reflective and to engage with the most up-to-date pedagogical research to inform their practice.

Use of Technology in Denbigh School

We are a Microsoft School using Office 365 as our main digital platform with students having free access to this at home, as well as in-school.  We are one of the few schools in the country to have been awarded Microsoft Showcase Schools Status, which recognises the importance we as a learning community place on technology.

We encourage the use of digital platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, to enable students to access classroom resources and receive and submit homework.  Students receive training on how to access and use our digital platforms.

Students also have access to GCSEPod and Seneca Learning which they can use to reinforce learning in the classroom and to support their independent study while in-school or at home.

We use the ClassCharts App for parents/carers. It can be used to view a students’ timetable and updates on their conduct in-school.

All classrooms include a ViewSonic® Digital Screen to aid teaching and learning.  We have designated IT classrooms as well as mobile devices which can be used in other rooms. 

Information including correspondence from the school, information evening presentations and general information about the school is accessible on our website and through communications sent out via the ParentMail app.