Developing the Whole Child
We find hidden talents whilst developing the whole child…
With a creative and personalised approach, we pride ourselves in finding each child’s hidden talents.
The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural education is strong.
(Ofsted, May 2014)
For some children, these talents will be discovered in our day-to-day teaching, such as a love of reading; a creative approach to writing; including wonderful detail in their drawings; being a natural leader and much more.
For others, their brilliance will shine in areas such as sport, languages and the arts. Sport is an important part of school life and our children enjoy many successes in competitive sports. We
have achieved the Activemark for Sports award and children have opportunities to experience a wide range of sporting activities in lessons, extracurricular clubs, inter-house and inter-schools events.
French is taught during the school day from year 1 to year 6 by specialist staff and this is supplemented by French and Spanish clubs after school.
The arts have a central place in school life, with specialist teaching and events, highly popular clubs and memorable productions. Many children sing in the choir, learn an instrument or play in
the orchestra, performing for a variety of audiences.
Whilst celebrating and developing children’s individual talents, we also emphasise the importance of developing the whole child. It is our responsibility to identify each child’s area for growth
and to develop this in a safe and secure environment where they are confident to make mistakes and learn from them.
Pupils behave exceptionally well and a striking feature is the caring
way they look after each other.
(Ofsted, Oct 2011)