Learning for all members of our school community is at the heart of everything we do here, from learning about how to get along together, to finding out about key areas of knowledge relevant for use in life.
Our pupils’ views and needs are central to developing the climate and ethos in which we all learn. Our highly successful behaviour management policy was created and is routinely updated by pupils. Through tracking how young children develop and mature, researching current educational thinking and visiting innovative and inspiring schools across the country, we have established a different model for learning for our pupils. They are all taught the basic skills in groups of no more than 15 and we place great emphasis on developing the personal attributes needed to become good and outstanding learners in all aspects of life.
Our OFSTED report (October 2014) states:
“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Their very good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development has a marked impact on how they behave and ensures they are eager and attentive learners who develop excellent attitudes to their learning…Pupils are very keen to learn, work hard in class and persist with a task even if it is difficult. They are interested in their learning and think carefully about their work…Engagement with parents and carers is a strength because the school readily shares information with them on how they can support pupils’ learning… At the time of the inspection, (reception age) children had only been in school for a short time. Excellent attention to their personal and social development ensured children had settled well.”
Our pupils tell us learning ‘sticks’ when it is practical, exciting, reinforced and relevant. Therefore we place great emphasis on an enriched curriculum where every child experiences the arts, the sciences, develops an understanding of the history and geography of our world as well as how to get along with people, how to recognise and celebrate the different strengths and qualities in new people they meet and how to learn and live in the right way together.
Above all, our school is a safe and happy place where children have opportunities every day to become explorers, artists, writers, sporting super stars, mathematicians, musicians and scientists. We teach them to be resilient to life’s challenges, celebrate their successes and to remember that the greatest successes come through the effort they are prepared to put into them.
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