Teaching and Learning

At Don Valley Academy we believe in using evidence based teaching methods to secure our students the best life chances both academically and in the world of employment. Fundamental to their success is the ability to work collaboratively which is why we have adopted the use of collaborative learning structures as a foundation to our lessons.

Research has shown that all groups of learners make greater progress when working in collaboration as opposed to traditional styles of delivery as demonstrated below.   

This ability to work in a team is also the most desired personal skill sought by employers.

Alongside collaborative structures teachers at Don Valley Academy strive to plan engaging lessons which result in all our students achieving their potential.  

Hannah Thornton

Vice Principal 

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