The curriculum is adapted to meet the individual needs of our pupils, supporting and stretching them to achieve their best regardless of their ability level. Children are encouraged to consider their level of challenge in lessons and to use growth mindset principles to achieve their goals. This helps pupils to develop positive attitudes to their work, embracing challenge and understanding that over-coming set-backs and difficulties are the key to good learning. Adults in school praise ‘I can’t do it YET’ attitudes and our YETI visits classrooms when children have demonstrated these behaviours. Integral to this is the use of our learning powers to help children build strong learning behaviours: concentration, resilience, responsibility, curiosity, risk taking, creativity, co-operation and enjoyment. These stem from our School Values and each term we award our Values Cup to a child who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to our values.
We want all our children to become confident learners who are able to work both collaboratively and independently. We aim to provide children with a curriculum that encourages a range of learning opportunities and styles. We plan with the individual needs of our pupils in mind. We recognise that children may learn best in different ways and at different speeds and this is reflected in our lesson planning, resources and development of the school environment.