‘Believe to Achieve’
How can we empower all learners to learn for life?
At St Thomas’ the staff believe that they must focus on empowering all learners to learn for life. They are clear that this means developing in each child life skills, learning skills, positive attitudes and attributes, alongside knowledge and understanding.
They feel strongly that this key aim should underpin the development of the curriculum in all phases. In response to pupil, parent and Governor feed-back the staff are committed to delivering a more inspiring and creative curriculum that excites and challenges all.
By implementing a Narrative Immersion* approach to the curriculum the staff seek to develop in the children their aspirations. Staff are committed to finding methods of teaching that will inspire the children to want more from their lives and achieve higher than they might hope. It matters to the staff that whilst at school the pupils enjoy feeling part of something successful to encourage a growth in confidence and self-esteem.
The staff see a need to place increased emphasis on the teaching of skills. They share a commitment to develop skills within each child so that they can face, and overcome, different challenges in their lives and access all opportunities life has to offer. They are intent on developing approaches to teaching and learning that will not only empower children for tests but also support them for the tests of life.
The staff have a shared ambition to consistently care for the future of each individual child and enable them to be happy and achieve their life hopes.
HAPPINESS. CARE. SKILLS FOR LIFE. ASPIRATION. CONTRIBUTION