The Reddam House distinction is the emphasis we put on the individual strengths, learning preferences and interests of each student. By providing many pathways and strategies that help an understanding of new concepts, we cater to all students; helping them thrive and grow in a nurturing environment.
Our core belief is that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in culture, language, gender, motivation, personal interests, talents or aptitudes. Developing specific teaching materials and assessment measures is an important factor in supporting our goal of academic excellence and producing well-rounded students.
We interpret and plan the curriculum in a way which facilitates students’ differences. In doing so, our teachers are encouraged to develop personalised instruction so that all students are catered for; setting different expectations regarding task completion based on individual needs.
Our delivery of instruction varies in pace and scaffolding and is specific to the needs of the individual, without undermining the content. This ensures that our teaching environment is inclusive and sets all students up for success.
We strongly believe in the power of pre-assessment and ongoing assessments to gauge how our students are learning and what they know; providing feedback for both teacher and student. This approach, using tools that are fair, flexible, challenging, and which engage students in the curriculum in meaningful ways, not only aims to encourage student participation, but focuses on appropriate instruction and assessment, specific to individual needs.
Our underlying philosophy is an organised, yet flexible way of proactively adjusting teaching and learning methods, which accommodates each child's learning needs and preferences so that all our students reach their full potential.