Teaching and learning
High expectations are key to aspiration and this permeates our teaching and learning. Our team design lessons to inspire and challenge. Nothing but a student’s best work and positive attitude to learning is accepted. Achieving high levels of literacy and numeracy is crucial to our success. We lead dedicated literacy lessons in Key Stage and all subjects further develop these skills. Extra support is available for students who need to catch up quickly with reading, spelling or numeracy and we know this improves learning and aspiration.
Aspiration and inspiration often takes place outside the classroom. We take students to visit museums and galleries, talks by inspirational speakers and events run by business and career people – all of which help students raise their aspirations.
Students compete in science and mathematics contests against other schools locally and nationally and gain confidence from taking part and winning.
We constantly find ways to challenge our students to aspire.