At Ainslie Wood we understand that the biggest influence on a child’s in-school education is the quality of the adults working with them. We feel in order to provide the world class education that our children deserve, we must have world class teachers and support staff. To meet this challenge, we constantly evaluate our teaching structure so that we are able to always meet our children's individual needs while always developing our teachers' teaching practice.
While we work hard to create the strongest staffing structure our budget will allow, we make sure that our 'additional adults' (teachers who are not assigned to a specific class or year group) always support other teachers in their continuous development as well as providing intervention support for pupils and cover for classes. This means that the adults and children in our building know each other very well and it is a very rare occurrence indeed if we have to call in a supply teacher to cover a teacher absence.
Our Leader of Teaching and the Teaching Team (the adults who focus on adult development), also work with all of the teachers to constantly develop their practice. Through team teaching and other methods, teachers' understanding of how to fine tune what they do to enable the children to accelerate their progress ensures that children our children regularly 'exceed expectations' and attain higher than national rates of progress and attainment. Find more information about adult development in the Adults and Leadership section.