Teaching and Learning
MAPS for Mapplewells
Through our teaching we aim to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices and apply their learning to new contexts. Children are empowered to reach their full potential, academically and in preparing them for the future.
A researched based, ‘Teaching and Learning’ model has been created and implemented across the whole school. The implementation of ‘MAPS’ ensures there is a consistent approach to high quality teaching and learning throughout and all pupils achieve the best possible outcomes regardless of ability and/or other factors.
‘MAPS’ is an acronym, with each letter representing a particular aspect of session and/or specific teaching and learning strategy:
M – Main Learning
A – Ask questions and apply learning
P – Pupil voice to check understanding
S – Scaffolds for success to provide challenge for all
‘MAPS’ is not to be seen and used as a teaching cycle, but as a process. A session would typically begin with a ‘Review and Reflect’, followed by the ‘Main Learning’. From this point, staff have the flexibility to navigate the model, as they deem appropriate.