High standards of student achievement can only be achieved through high quality instruction. At the heart of great teaching is the development of effective relationships between teachers and students. Learning at St Leonard’s College, is viewed as a partnership where academic excellence is fostered by trust and engagement. Skilled and dedicated teachers respond collaboratively to the learning needs of the students for the 21st century.
An inquiry approach is used throughout Junior and Middle School. This approach encourages genuine investigation into authentic concepts to enable new understandings. Using the Learner Profile, teachers are committed to the development of students who are inquirers; knowledgeable; thinkers; communicators; principled; open minded; carers; risk takers; balanced and reflective.
Good quality pedagogy is supported by good quality professional learning with the aim of enhancing teaching. Professional performance appraisals occur regularly.
Students at St Leonard’s College are encouraged to achieve and excel in a positive, collaborative learning environment.