Our goal is to see each child experience a continuous journey of personal development and academic achievement where they grow mentally, physically, spiritually and socially every year.
We seek to achieve this through engaging them so that they are inspired and motivated to learn and develop themselves. Secondly, by helping them establish firm foundations so that they develop in character, confidence and conviction. Next, by equipping them with the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes. And lastly, we seek to empower them by helping them to discover and use their strengths, gifts and talents.
This process is delivered through the following three areas…
Core & Supplementary Curriculum
We use the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) Programme as our core curriculum. The curriculum is based on individualised learning and is mastery based.
The core curriculum is enhanced by a supplementary curriculum to ensure children's all-round development and to develop their gifts and talents.
The supplementary curriculum is delivered mainly in the afternoons in co-operative learning groups and is taught in an engaging and interactive way. Group work, presentations, and speaking and listening skills are developed. We use the National Curriculum to assess the children's progress in these areas.
The combination of core and supplementary curriculum provides a breadth of learning experiences while taking into account the ability and achievement levels of individual pupils.
Trips & Visits (or Experiences)
We offer pupils a range of opportunities to enrich their learning outside of the classroom. Each term pupils have a main school trip linked to the topic area they are studying. This may involve visiting a museum, wildlife park, concert hall, or historical site. We also plan smaller local trips during the term to local attractions, libraries and parks.
Our daily assemblies are used to complement and enhance our core and supplementary curriculum. They are designed to provide a strong Bible based worldview, build character, amplify topics the children are studying and celebrate pupil progress.
We run various types of after-school clubs, which pupils can sign up for. These have included drama, art, gardening, chess and a variety of sports.
We work together with parents so that learning at school and at home is aligned and integrated.
We also have regular 'challenges' linked to reading, writing and mathematics, which pupils are encouraged to continue at home.
We see our classes as little teams and families where we work together and encourage each other to achieve and excel.
Between study times, breaks and activities, each class comes together at the beginning, middle and end of each day to:
Reset - register, pray, share any news and get ready to focus on the day ahead
Refocus - register, settle down after lunch and get ready for the afternoon’s activities
Recap - celebrate achievements, review what’s been covered in the day and note down any work to be continued at home
Approach to learning
We balance individualised and group based learning to encourage each child to own their learning journey whilst building confidence and developing their social skills as the children work together under the direction of the teachers.
Individually, students work at an appropriate level and speed according to their ability and are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, taking a lead in setting their goals and managing their workload.
In groups the children working peer to peer and through
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Teacher and assistant
The school has smaller than average class sizes (maximum 15), known as learning centres, which allow children to learn at their own pace.