Teaching and Learning at Haywood Academy

In order to deliver the City Learning Trust vision of ‘United by our values, we place children and young people first in everything we do’ we believe that every student at Haywood Academy is entitled to, and deserves, a high quality learning experience in every lesson of every day in every term. We expect and, will insist that, all teaching is consistently effective or better with all teaching staff striving to secure consistently very effective practice. 

Our aim is therefore to:

  • Raise standards of attainment for all students and accelerate student progress
  • Ensure consistency in the high quality teaching and learning experiences are provided for all our students

Underpinning our work to develop rapid progress and deep learning is the Trium Perfectum

  • Relentlessly High Expectations
  • Flexible and Varied Methods
  • Precise, Regular and Effective Feedback

These areas inform whole school, department and individual development towards providing excellent opportunities for all of our students both within and beyond their school experience.

We ensure that literacy provides the foundation and is a key thread which is woven throughout all that we do across the school. Our approach to securing and enhancing numeracy understanding and skills is developed through content specific to particular subjects in conjunction with the maths department.

Shared Approach, Understanding and Language

Central to our continuous improvement in teaching and learning is a commitment to developing a shared language and approach based on research informed, tired and tested, practice. Fundamental to our ‘Just Good Teaching’ approach are the strands that are used to secure a shared understanding of the characteristics of effective teaching and developments in pedagogy through CPD enables teachers to apply and develop the principles in the context of each subject. 


  • The Academy closes to students at 12.30 pm on Friday 17th December and reopens on Wednesday 5th January 2022. Wishing all of our students and their families a lovely festive holiday.

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  • Strong and trusting relationships consistently create a calm and purposeful working atmosphere.


  • Students have access to a wide range of exciting resources and learn specific skills through well-paced and sequenced activities.


  • Behaviour around the school is consistently orderly and students are polite and helpful.


  • Without a doubt, my time at Haywood firmly placed me on the path to Oxford.

    Jordan Williamson, Trinity College, Oxford