We offer the 30 hour Nursery Provision and have our own excellent Wrap Around Care Service for all our pupils from 7.40am to 6.00pm.

Thinking School

Why be a Thinking School?

Pupils require a complex combination of dispositions, skills, values and attitudes to be successful, lifelong learners. These abilities need to be shaped and nurtured in our learning environments to ensure that pupils have the transferable skills and competencies that will enable them to, survive in the future world of work and be thoughtful, caring and courageousglobal citizens.

The access to digital technologies and the impact of globalisation increases the need for our pupils to be more socially and culturally aware but also more aware of how they learn and what drives their learning. Our pupils will need to evaluate and assess their own learning.


What is a Thinking School?

An educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular careful thought to everything that takes place. This involves both students and staff learning how to think reflectively, critically and creatively, and employing these skills and techniques in the co-construction of a meaningful curriculum and associated activities. Successful outcomes are reflected in students across a wide range of abilities, demonstrating independent and co-operative learning skills, high levels of achievement and both enjoyment and satisfaction in learning. Benefits will be shown in ways in which all members of the community interact with and show consideration for each other and in the positive psychological well-being of both students and staff.

 Burden, 2006

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