Teachers and other adults create a positive climate for learning in which pupils are interested and engaged. Teaching strategies, together with support and intervention, match individual needs.
Teachers, pupils and parents are aware of our high expectations and have equal ambition to reach them. The organisation of teaching and learning ensures children have a rich and varied experience which enthuses, motivates and engages them in their learning.
Teachers inspire the pupils to learn through their energy, enthusiasm, the creative use of resources and the creation of wonderfully inviting learning environments both indoors and outdoors. Teachers are skilled at making learning interesting, using their knowledge of the pupils to plan lessons that closely meet individual learning needs. Skilled and well-planned questioning is used to probe the pupils’ thinking by requiring detailed answers.
From the Trust Visible Learning Programme schools have developed approaches to teaching the children the skills of being a successful learner.
The curriculum offers real experiences that include trips, visitors, outdoor learning and practical elements to engage children in a concept learning approach. Concepts have been developed and applied across the range of subjects - requiring a cross-curricular skills approach. The children enjoy and are motivated by this approach. The emphasis throughout is on a broad and balanced ‘language-rich’ curriculum, delivered in an innovative and engaging manner, with English and Mathematics at its core. At every opportunity pupils are challenged, questioned and encouraged to think. Teamed with memorable experiences and a stimulating learning environment, we aim to nurture a life-long love of learning.
Since Autumn 2018, a working party of settings across Bridge Schools Trust have been developing the Trust approach to the Curriculum.
Based on the National Curriculum, they combined research, DfE guidance, Ofsted guidance and what works well in our schools, to generate a Trust approach, which we have now embraced in our school.
This research included:
The working party decided upon a progression ladder structure to work from. The underlying principles of the curriculum would be Enquiry, Collaboration and Oracy with a focus on Vocabulary through a child led approach.
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 are based at Delaware. Y5 and Y6 are based at Gunnislake Primary Academy.
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