We follow 5 principles to enhance the ‘joy of learning’…
We give children the opportunities to participate in the decision-making of their own learning. The feelings of joy that result from completing tasks independently, promotes a child’s healthy growth of self-esteem and competency.
We value the voice of the child and recognise learning can be substantially enhanced through children being co-constructors in their learning.
We are a school that provides, quality-learning experiences and exceptional teaching rooted in pedagogy.
Children are exposed to a balance between adult directed learning experiences focusing on teaching specific areas of learning including: knowledge, skills, dispositions and concepts can child initiated learning. Both are recognised as key to the effective development of children’s holistic development.
We value the involvement of all our parents/carers to contribute to a joyful community. Children feel safe and secure if they see their parents feel comfortable in the school. Thus, parents are involved in many aspects of children’s learning including cooking, telling stories, supporting educational visits as well as community events such as our summer fete and open days.
We are a school that continually looks to enhance an innovative curriculum for the betterment of children and families. We give time and support to notice, reflect, build knowledge and plan. This process fosters ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ and gives opportunities to innovate in meaningful ways.
The school uses research as a tool to further develop its practice and the practice of others, such research has included the implementation of science in the early years as well as the importance of music in young children’s learning.
As a community school, we want to ensure that everyone ‘belongs’: from children and their parents, to educators and any others connected with the school in some way.
Our curriculum not only enriches educational development but boosts attainment in children from all backgrounds including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).