Our Learning Priorities

Brisbane Grammar School’s academic vision, as articulated in the whole school strategic plan, is to achieve national leadership in innovative, research-driven teaching and learning practice. At Grammar we have a strong record of innovation in curriculum design and pedagogy, enabled by a culture of cooperation and teamwork amongst staff and students, all directed towards the singular aim of making us, individually and institutionally, the best thinkers and learners that we can be.

Four Teaching and Learning Priorities inform all of our planning and practice from Years 5 through to 12:​​

  1. To improve the quality and effectiveness of our teaching through growing our capacity to identify and analyse relevant data and then intervene positively in the learning process​​​​

  2. To practise ongoing and collaborative curriculum renewal, as the foundation for teaching that is deliberate, responsive and designed in the language of student cognition

  3. To develop and hone our institutional research capacity, specifically in the area of pedagogical practice and the concomitant creation of classroom cultures for thinking

  4. to design and implement learning experiences for students that employ technology, space and resources in agile and purposeful ways, thereby ensuring that curriculum delivery at Grammar is adaptive and transformative.

Brisbane Grammar School’s institutional structures actively enable these priorities, with staff collaborating in teams both within and across disciplines and across the Middle and Senior Schools. For our students, the modelling of the norms of a culture of effective thinking by our teachers is an essential element of the Grammar experience.