Our Trust's Curriculum Intent
'Bringing out the best'
The Howard Partnership Trust will bring out the best by providing a rich experience both within and beyond the classroom. This will enable all our young people to thrive personally and academically, overcome challenges and make a positive contribution to society.
Our Schools' Curriculum Intent
'An Eastwick Education. Ready for Everything.'
Children have just one childhood. We believe it should be a happy and magical time where education leaves a host of positive and meaningful memories that will last for the rest of their lives.
With this in mind, children are at the heart of every decision we make. We aim for every child to be a happy, confident risk taker who fulfils their potential.
We achieve this by:
- building resilience
- inspiring creativity
- living values
- promoting a love for learning
We provide a nurturing environment where we value each child and promote positive attitudes and lifelong learning to help children grow into independent, respectful and creative adults with their own unique gifts and talents.
At Eastwick Schools we follow the Fundamental British Values, which are distilled into our School Values: Respect, Responsibility, Care and Honesty. We expect every member of our school community to follow these values to the best of their ability, and to demonstrate them in their behaviours: Ready, Respectful, Safe.
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.
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 by specialist staff and 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.
A Personalised Approach
We are large schools yet we deliver a personalised approach.
Whilst we value the benefits of being large schools, we treasure every child as an individual and know the importance of delivering a personalised approach.
Teachers continually assess each child’s progress so that their teaching provides appropriate levels of support and challenge in a safe and positive learning environment. Where necessary, learning support assistants deliver additional interventions to support and accelerate progress.