Woodside Avenue, London, N10 3JA

0208 883 6540

St James C of E Primary School

Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ

Teaching & Learning

 Our aims for the teaching and learning of children are

  • To provide children with a high quality education, while embedding Christian values and ethos which are at the heart of the school.
  • To provide a safe, welcoming environment where everyone feels valued.
  • To nurture the personal, social and spiritual development of children into caring and responsible young people.
  • To encourage good behaviour within a framework of mutual trust and respect.
  • To promote independence, encouraging children to take responsibility for their learning and behaviour.
  • To ensure consistency and good progress across all stages.
  • To share good practice and enable the school to identify aspects of classroom practice and provision which will benefit from further development and support.
  • To provide agreed focus and criteria for monitoring the teaching and classroom practice.
  • To strive to improve standards in all areas of school life. 

At the core of our Aims are a set of fundamental beliefs summed up in our mission statement 'Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ', which underpins learning and helps create a Christian ethos and environment in which children can enjoy learning, reflect, improve and grow in confidence.


We believe

  • The physical environment, in which children’s learning takes place, should be one, which supports and enhances their learning.
  • As a school we will have classroom environments and displays that support the child, Teaching Assistant and Teacher in the learning process.
  • Children learn best when learning activities are well planned, ensuring progress in the short, medium and long term.
  • Children learn best when the teaching and learning activities are engaging, motivating and foster the children’s curiosity for learning.
  • The use of skilful questioning, high expectations and rigorous assessment informs teaching and planning for the children’s next steps.
  • Parental involvement in children’s learning is important and should be encouraged and valued.

Our Teaching and Learning policy is in the process of being updated to reflect changes to the National Curriculum.  If you would like any information on this while this process takes place, please just ask at the School Office.  If you would like to read our one from last term, please click here