We learn best when we are actively and creatively enthusiastic in our own learning. Children, no less than adults, increase understanding, knowledge, develop skills and explore their attitudes and values working alongside with people of their own age.
Project and event based learning in real-life will help pupils to understand the practical world and develop skills and qualities that can last a lifetime.
As a school we aim to:
- Provide a safe environment
- Value Everyone
- Provide inspirational learning
- Provide a broad, challenging curriculum
- Emphasise creativity
- Encourage learning through projects
- Maintain a love of learning
- Be a place where learners want to be
- Promote whole person progress
Additionally, we want everyone in our school - adults and children - to:
- Be willing to ‘have a go’
- Work hard
- Show resilience
- Want to make a difference
- Show adaptability
- Embrace diversity
- Embrace the unexpected
- Be willing to go the next stage
Through these values, our School;
- Uses the creative and performing arts to inspire and inform the curriculum and pastoral care, stressing self-expression, communication and the development of speaking and listening skills;
- Delivers a broad, balanced, lively, personalised and adventurous curriculum to get children to play, enjoy and have fun in learning.
- Infuses learning in core subjects with the creative and performing arts, i.e. English, Maths, Science and movement to provide new and adventurous ways to learn.
- Uses real-life project and events to offer chances to work as teamwork.
- Recognises the learning stage of a child, not their age, to provide the most suitable scope, focus and outcomes for learning.
- Uses digital technology and ICT to support and record learning and to bring worldwide creative and performing arts directly to all pupils.
- Uses data on a child’s progress and how well they are doing to plan inspiring lessons and use regular assessment, recording and reporting systems to monitor their progress and achievements and regularly and frequently inform parents.