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Teaching and Learning

At Hambleton we believe in holistic and rigorous learning. We acknowledge the importance of quality questioning and feedback above all things. We expect everyone to view themselves as active learners and promote a growth mind set in all that we do.



  • To ensure that learning is at the heart of everything we do at school.
  • To enable each child to make good progress and to attain to their potential.


  • Act on quality feedback and participate fully in their learning.
  • Deploy skills learned in a range of contexts.
  • Make good progress.
  • Ask a range of questions.
  • Aren’t afraid to make mistakes and work in the ‘wobble zone’.
  • Enjoy learning for its own sake.

SUCCESSFUL TEACHING see also Ofsted (‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’) Grade Descriptors for Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

  • Makes connections with other learning.
  • Responds to the needs and interests of the children.
  • Builds learning skills.
  • Has a balance of shallow and deep questioning appropriate to the task.
  • Puts a strong emphasis on quality feedback and reflection.
  • Makes effective, considered use of other available adults.
  • Makes imaginative use of resources including new technologies.
  • affords teacher and children with opportunity for oral feedback;
  • Has rigour at its heart.
  • Uses quality assessment to inform future planning.
  • Offers a wide variety of exciting learning challenges.

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