"Teachers are highly skilled and demonstrate consistently high expectations for learning and behaviour. Lessons are planned in a way that challenges all students to make rapid progress. They are typically characterised by:
- a wide variety of resources and varied activities that cater for the full range of students’ learning needs and interests
- skilled questioning that helps students to develop their thoughts and ideas
- a quick pace of learning where students are actively involved in tasks and activities opportunities for students to work together in groups and to help each other
- opportunities for students to carry out independent research opportunities to debate topical issues"