Teaching and learning is the purpose of our school. Effective teaching to promote learning including knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes requires that experiences, tasks and activities; arouse and sustain the pupils’ attention; motivate pupils and sustain their desire to learn and are appropriate in content, approach and are inline with National year group expected outcomes. For the full policy click here: Teaching & Learning 2016
The following principles underpin our work with children at our School:
- Early childhood is the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives; it is not just a preparation for the next stage – it is vitally important in itself
- Children develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically, spiritually and socially and at differing rates – all aspects of development are important and are interwoven
- Children learn most effectively by doing and when they are actively involved and motivated
- Children need time and space to produce work of quality and depth
- What children can do rather than what they cannot do are the starting points in their learning
- Playing & talking are powerful ways through which young children learn
- Children need to feel confident in themselves and in their own ability
- Children who are encouraged to think for themselves are more likely to act independently
- The process involved in an activity is often more important than the end result
- All children have abilities, which should be identified and promoted
- The relationships which children establish with adults and other children are of central importance in their development
- Children learn from everything they experience, and especially through play, and do not separate their learning into discrete subjects
Through these principles our aims are:
- To deliver a broad and balanced curriculum
- To promote high standards
- To create a fair, happy and safe school community in which all partners are valued
- To develop self -respect and respect for other people and their property
- To develop empathy and tolerance within our multi-cultural society
- To provide a stimulating and varied environment, including aspects of the wider community in which all can learn effectively and develop a sense of responsibility and independence
- To create independent and resilient life long learners.
We work hard to establish and maintain effective relationships with parents, recognising the power that parents and teachers working in partnership lends to each child’s achievement. Our whole school “open-door” policy promotes parental involvement in the education process.
Evidence that children’s work is valued at each stage of its development is demonstrated through displays of the children’s work, linked to current themes, and celebrating achievement.