We pride ourselves on offering experiences that lead to lifelong learning and a broad, stimulating curriculum. This allows children to really explore their interests and use these to enrich and enhance learning for all.
We have high expectations for our children and take individual children’s progress in learning in the broadest sense very seriously.
We believe that if children are to reach their full potential they must see themselves as learners and be confident in their own abilities and clear about where they need to go next in their own learning journey.
Each class is made up of 30 individuals who all see and experience the world around them in different ways. Our children vary enormously in their life experiences and aptitudes and this makes a Christ Church or Holy Trinity classroom a vibrant and stimulating place to be. We teach children in ways that build on previous learning and help them to make links with what they already know. We aim to make our classrooms very safe places where children can feel confident to make mistakes and understand making mistakes leads to real learning.
Through our teaching we aim to:
- enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners;
- we expect them to ask questions; be proactive and evaluate their own learning;
- foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with other people, both peers and adults;
- take a pride in their work and the work of others;
- develop children’s self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes values and feelings of others;
- show respect for all cultures and in so doing, promote positive attitudes towards other people;
- enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community;
- help children grow into conscientious, positive and free thinking citizens;
We believe that children learn best from real experiences and so wherever possible children’s written and mathematical work is based on practical experiences that they have had either at school or sometimes at home. We are situated in the heart of London, which affords us fantastic opportunities culturally, artistically and academically to learn. Teachers plan and use the resource of the city around us to maximum effect for the whole range of the curriculum areas. Children are regularly out exploring their environment in small groups and whole classes.
We see parents as the primary educators and therefore use their talents, interests, ideas and expertise to contribute to the children’s learning wherever possible. Working in partnership with parents is a key contributing factor in the achievement of our children.