Teaching and Learning
Our children are encouraged to be adventurous and challenging in their search for truth, to engage in the process of learning, to enjoy learning for its own sake and to continue learning after they leave school.
Our teachers help them to become independent learners. We offer a curriculum which stimulates different styles of learning, affording children a range of experiences through which they can reach their potential.
We aim to meet the needs of all our children and have rigorous procedures to identify and meet the needs of children with special educational requirements.
Parents will be consulted whenever there are any concerns about their children’s academic or personal progress. In the same way, if parents have any worries about the development of their child, please discuss your concerns with us – sometimes a little intervention at an early stage can prevent problems from escalating.
Support is given to the children by the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Teaching Staff, and Learning Support Assistants.
The school has developed a system to identify and nurture the more able child. Children who are very able will have a variety of interesting provision created for them. This could include extension work in relevant subjects, working on projects or activities which will further develop their skills. There is a bank of resources in school to help teachers plan individual programmes of work to support and develop the abilities of more able children.
Our aim is to provide a creative, exciting and rich environment in which children are stimulated and motivated to learn through our adventurous and liberating curriculum.
Saturday 9 March saw our annual Sports Reunion take place. With record numbers turning out and the weather playing ball for us, it was a great day! Many thanks to Robbie Millar and the PE Dept. for organising.read more
On Friday local politicians, teachers and students protested in St Helen's Square. Present were representatives from a number of political organisations and campaigning groups including the Green Party, Extinction Rebellion and SWP. A podium had been...read more
Upper Schoolroom have been smelting metals this week. Starting with lead ore and blocks of charred wood they have simulated a blast furnace by using blow-pipes to super-heat the charcoal. This sample of lead was made by Max Cooper and Toby Shillabeer—it...read more