Our Core Principles
- We take a range of starting points to stimulate children’s interests. These include local community events, trips, international events and interests of the children themselves. These are embedded into our curriculum, which encourages risk taking, promotes independence (with appropriate guidance) and enables progression. Through this we aim to develop a genuine interest and passion for learning whilst also building children’s aspirations.
Where possible, learning is linked to real life situations (e.g. through problem solving in maths) and given purpose.
- Through a thorough knowledge of each child’s learning and individual personal needs we challenge them academically, physically and emotionally. Self-challenge is strongly encouraged. Examples of this include children: setting their own targets for the half term, developing resourcefulness and resilience, taking responsibility for their own things, having the confidence to try new things even when they may be out of their comfort zone.
- Progression in all areas is at the core of all that we do. Personal, social and emotional development is important for all children, whatever their age. Therefore children are given responsibilities and the staff work closely with all children on whole school projects through discussions in School Council.
Academically, staff ensure that children are challenged and able to progress in all lessons. There are intervention groups for the most able and also for children who require extra support. In addition to any informal chats that we may have with you, we will keep you updated with your child’s progress through parents meetings and end of year reports.