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Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballymoney



School Ethos

Learning and Teaching is central to life at Our Lady Of Lourdes High School. Good classroom management and a high quality of teaching have the greatest impact on our children’s learning and the standards that they attain.

We give consideration to individual children’s difficulties and therefore recognise the need to develop, use and adapt strategies and structures which allow all our children to access the curriculum and realise their fullest potential.

Within the consistency of teaching practice we recognise the importance of flexibility, empathy and understanding in meeting individual needs. We acknowledge that children learn in different ways, through a variety of experiences.

At Our lady of Lourdes High School we provide a stimulating professional learning community where initiative, co-operation and participation in the development and implementation of excellent school policies and practice is valued and encouraged.

We maintain close partnerships with parents in their child’s education and promote real and on-going communication between home and school as a vital component of each child developing his/her potential.

School Aims

The aim of our Learning and Teaching Policy is to provide a clear statement of the principle and practice of learning and teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes School. This statement represents our agreed view of how our children learn and how we intend to encourage and support that learning. It provides a framework which enables teachers and support staff to be confident in developing their own practice and ensures that we are consistent in the way we work with our pupils.

We aim to help our children to:

  • Enjoy their learning through experiencing success and by increasing their self esteem
  • Become increasingly independent and confident learners
  • Feel secure and comfortable in school
  • Acquire the necessary skills for learning, now and in the future, by developing lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question, share ideas and work co operatively
  • Recognise and develop their own personal skills to the best of their ability
  • Access a rich, balanced and relevant curriculum in a variety of ways. This includes encouraging creativity and self expression
  • Use language and number effectively, as a foundation for learning, and to develop confidence in all areas of the curriculum
  • Develop an understanding of other beliefs, cultures and ways of life