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11Ourapproachtoteachingandlearningisinfluencedbyx18theIgnatianLearningProcessx19whichx1considersthecontextofastudentx19slifex1fostersexperiencethatmovesstudentsbeyondacognitivegrasptoanaffectiveresponsex1usesanapproachthatstimulatesreflectiononthedeepermeaningofwhatisbeingstudiedx1encouragesstudentstobeopentotruththatleadstoactionx1placesgreatvalueonevaluationwhichleadstopositivefeedback.OurguidingprincipleisthatrelationshipsinLoretoclassroomswillbefriendlyandaffirmingandbasedonaChrist-likerespectandcompassion.Carefortheindividualisparamountandteachersteachapersonfirstandasubjectsecond.FOUNDATIONx1cThecourseofteachingherehasbeenconsistentlyabreastofthebestmethodsoftheday.x1dtheRectorofStBedex1fsin1901speakingofLoretoManchesterunderMargaretAlphonsaEllisx1cWhateverisdoneforGodshouldbewelldone.x1dFrancesTeresaBallMaryWardrecognisedthediversityofhumanbeingsandunderstoodthateachhadauniquesetofneedsx1cseeallofthedifferentpersonsasweareallonthesameearthbutwerequiredifferentdirections.x1dFrancesTeresaBallaskedhereducatorstotakecarethatx1cthosewhoaremorepromptandforwardbestilladvancingandthosewhoareslowerinlearningbenotneglected.x1dCHARACTERISTICSTeachingisauthoritativex1studentsaretaughtbyskilledpractitionerswithapassionforandamasteryoftheirsubjectx1themethodsusedareinformedbysoundresearchandmodelbestpractice.Classroomsareinclusiveenvironmentsx1therearenobarrierstolearningx1eachstudentischallengedandsupportedtoachievehisorherpersonalbestx1differentgiftsarerecognisedanddiversityiscelebrated.THECLASSROOMEXPERIENCE