Our Approach to Teaching

The classroom experience at Thomas Paine Sixth Form is founded upon: 

High expectations and values

The knowledge and passion of our teachers as subject experts

Consistency in planning and delivery of curriculum

An emphasis on reading widely and often

A belief that deliberate practice is the best way to build the independence and confidence of pupils

Regular feedback and advice to students to help them progress

Recognising and rewarding hard work

We work with our fellow academies within the Inspiration Trust to apply and innovate teaching approaches and deliver thorough, knowledge rich curriculum. This ensures that students have the knowledge not only to tackle their exams, but the wider and richer knowledge they need to get on in the world after education.