Teaching and Learning

Knowledge Through Understanding

At Isaac Newton Academy we encourage intellectual curiosity and a life-long love of learning. We want our students to have imaginative, questioning and active minds. Wherever possible, students work with teachers and each other through collective discussion, debate, problem-solving and experimentation.  We know that active engagement in lessons makes learning more enjoyable, deepens understanding and leads to greater examination success. Students requiring additional support find it in small "nurture groups."  Meanwhile, all students are encouraged to learn beyond the classroom and staff are keen to provide them with challenging assignments, additional reading from a well-stocked library and after hours activities and clubs mentored by Academy staff.  All students are set Independent Learning for at least 1 hour per night.