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Laidley SHS Pedagogical Framework


The Laidley SHS Pedagogical Framework outlines a collaboratively developed and research validated approach to teaching that will lead to the maximisation of student learning outcomes at our school.  Staff will be supported understand and consistently apply this framework through a variety of processes that support professional learning, including instructional leadership from school leaders, curriculum leaders and peers. 

Our school has synthesised a number of researched based educational theories and processes to create this holistic framework that is responsive to the background and learning needs of our students and school community. These underpinning theories and processes include:

  • Explicit Teaching (Archer & Hughes 2011)
  • Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (Education Queensland)
  • Gradual Release of Responsibility (Pearson and Gallagher – 1993)
  • Symphony of Teaching and Learning (Hodgson & Sippel, Education Queensland 2011)
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL)
  • Blooms Taxonomy
  • Laidley SHS 8 Key Literacy Strategies

Our framework supports our school vision Aspiring Together … A World of Opportunities! and enables our school to deliver effectively on the four strategic priorities identified in our 2013 – 2016 school strategic plan. These strategic priorities include 1) Expert Teaching, 2) A Strong Learning Culture, 3) A Positive and Productive School Community and 4) Successful Transitions and Destinations. Our framework also compliments our six (6) school ASPIRE Values (Ambition, Self Belief, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Empathy) and our four (4) Positive Behaviour Principles (Learning, Respect, Responsibility, Safety). 

Our school pedagogical framework is organised into four (4) key elements of effective pedagogical practice in response to our local context and the characteristics, learning needs and ambitions of our students. 

  1. Student Centred Curriculum Planning
  2. Quality Teaching and Learning
  3. Purposeful Monitoring and Assessment
  4. Productive Classroom Environment

Full School Review Executive Summary

School Reviews are conducted in every Queensland state school to provide quality feedback on how the school is performing and where the school should continue working over coming years to improve student outcomes.  This school review forms an important part of our school's focus on performance and improvement as it our informs future school planning processes.
Following this school review, an executive summary is made available to the school and parents and caregivers.  This report inform the school community of current progress in curriculum teaching and learning processes within the school. The principal will work with the school community to include any recommendations in the school’s new 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan.
I am pleased to report that our school has performed well on our on our School Review and has made significant progress since our last Teaching and Learning Audit. The following information is provided for the benefits of parents and caregivers: