Curriculum and Experience
Our Multi Academy Trust Primary Schools offer our children a huge range of experiences within school time and outside the school day. This is down to the dedication and commitment of our excellent staff and Governing Body and the strong relationship that we nurture between staff, children, and their families, as well as our wider local community.
Our staff team is fantastic – nurturing and inspirational. We work together to ensure children feel safe. We know our children are capable of achieving great things and we help them to believe this too. We do this by embedding high-quality and contextualised learning within meaningful, challenging and exciting topics which are led by the children e.g. Antarctica, Inventions, Remembrance.
The curriculum is ambitious, broad and balanced with an academic focus on mastering the key skills of literacy and numeracy, whilst emphasising creative and expressive learning. There is a theme of adventurous learning which runs throughout the school.
We expect our pupils to challenge what they think they are capable of and exceed these expectations. We set clear and ambitious targets for children to achieve; these are set in a way that clearly demonstrates the path of achievement that a child is on. Progress is assessed against this trajectory throughout the year. It will be reported throughout the year and this information will be shared with parents who are partners in their children’s education.
Building in opportunities to explore, experience and enrich learning underpins the development of cultural capital. This is a core part of our school ethos. Coupled with our Curriculum and the high quality collaborations that we have locally, regionally, nationally and globally, we can offer our pupils the opportunity to learn without limits.
Outside the Classroom
To ensure that our pupils are prepared for learning and their learning prepares them for life, there is a spiral skills development programme which develops the essential skills of: Creativity, team work, resilience, independence, communication and self-reflection. This will permeate throughout pupils' learning and develop as they progress through the stages of education.
With state of the art technology provisions equally matched by the carefully planned outdoor environment, Egloskerry Primary School children are innovators of the future whilst having the freedom to explore and connect with nature. Immersive learning and play are at the heart of our pedagogy and our learning environments have been developed to reflect this.
Our children in early years foundation stage (EYFS) learn in an interconnected classroom with direct access to the outdoors; rich in opportunities to explore, play, problem solve and self-initiate learning and discovery. This is a deliberate continuation of their educational journey from feeder nurseries; a development underpinned by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education.
As children progress through the school their social, emotional, physical and educational skills are developed by a great range of space and equipment, including a nature area and a grass playing field.