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Spalding Grammar School

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Vision:

“Students enthusiastically engage in outstanding teaching and learning opportunities, leading to excellent progression and outcomes for all learners”

To achieve this vision, we have high expectations of our students:

Our Learner Profile sets out these expectations:


  • high levels of attendance and punctuality
  • smart and correct uniform
  • be equipped and organised; pack bag night before (see list below)
  • correct use of planner
  • communicate effectively with staff, parents and fellow students


Effective Learner

  • have high expectations
  • take responsibility for learning
  • engage in all lessons; make a positive contribution
  • produce classwork and homework to the best of ability
  • meet all deadlines
  • act on feedback to aid progress
  • demonstrate resilience when adversity is met


Having the correct equipment for every lesson is the responsibility of each student. Each student should have access to their own: 

  • Writing pen (blue/black ink)
  • Pencil, sharpener and rubber
  • 30cm ruler
  • Geometry set and pair of compasses
  • Scissors and glue stick


  • Lined paper
  • Colouring pens/pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Scientific calculator
  • Purple pen for RAFT (see section 7)

Education is most effective when students, the School and parents all work together towards a common goal. As such, we expect the following of parents:

Reinforce the School’s vision with their son/daughter and create a positive learning environment at home. Support their son/daughter with their study routines, whilst being mindful not to do the work for them to promote resilience and independence.  Communicate any feedback with the School.