Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning

Vision Statement:

This is a welcoming academy where everyone is valued in a safe, happy, healthy and nurturing environment.  It recognises and inspires excellence in achievement to develop the potential of each and every person who walks through its doors through high expectations, challenge and active learning, empowering them with the confidence for life-long learning and a readiness to play a positive role in their community.

To promote this vision, Green Lane strives to provide hands-on experiences that develop the skills and knowledge they require to make progress and reach their full potential.

Children at Green Lane Primary Academy are taught in single year group, mixed ability classes,in the care of their own Class Teacher who has responsibility for education, welfare and discipline. The Principal has the overall responsibility for these areas within the academy.

Subject Organisation

The academy follows the Early Years Curriculum for Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum for children in Year 1 to Year 6. The National Curriculum comprises of twelve subjects.

The core and foundation subjects are taught, where possible, through enhanced cross-curricular topics in Key Stage 1. In Key Stage 2, they are taught through a balance of enhanced cross-curricular topics and separate subjects.

All parents are encouraged to become involved in their child’s education and are given opportunities to do so at home and in the academy.  We welcome parent and family volunteers on class trips and in the classroom.

Sex and Relationships Education

The EAB and staff have agreed a policy on Sex and Relationships education. Its main objective is to support our children through their physical, emotional and moral development by providing them with clear information and opportunities to relate to their wider world. The Curriculum for science includes learning about human growth and development.

Religious Education

Religious Education is incorporated into the topic work wherever possible, but separate provision is made when necessary.

Children who are withdrawn from religious education or assemblies will be supervised by a teacher during these periods.

Collective Worship

Periods of collective worship are in the form of daily assemblies, which may be for the whole Academy, year groups or individual classes.

The wishes of parents who prefer their children to be withdrawn from religious worship will be respected.


Physical Education is taught as a subject throughout school in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

All children are given opportunities to extend their physical abilities and develop appropriate skills and attitudes. These will form the basis for future participation in sports.

The Academy also has a strong tradition of sporting team participation in a number of disciplines on the local, city and national level and proudly displays their achievements in a class case in the entrance of the academy.


At all times, we endeavour to foster a love for learning while at the same time developing life skills.

“The highly diverse curriculum engages pupils’ interests and develops their awareness of global, national and local cultures, beliefs, lifestyles and social circumstances.”

Ofsted- June 2009

“Pupils’ achievement is outstanding in relation to their starting points so they reach above average standards in reading, writing and mathmatics.”

Ofsted- June 2009

For more information regarding the provision, content and approach of each subject.