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REAL - Relevant Engaging Active Learning!
Mrs Swinnerton – Deputy Principal Head of Lower School
Mrs Davies - Head of REAL
Mr Heather - Year 7/8 Teaching Staff
Mr Horne - Year 7/8 Teacher - Director of Learning for EBACC student development
Mr Nicoll - Year 7/8 Teaching Staff / Netbook Project
Mr Taylor - Year 7/8 Teacher REAL Experiences
Miss Midwinter - Student Support Manager
The aims of REAL:
- To develop a learning community that prides itself on academic rigour, emotional wellbeing, social cohesiveness and mutual respect.
- To ensure a smooth and effective transition for students from Year 5 to Year 8.
- To develop a curriculum that personalises the learning experience for our students.
- To engage students in the learning process so that they understand why they need to take responsibility for their own learning.
- To utilise a variety of teaching and learning styles to support and enhance students’ learning.
- To ensure that students are fully prepared for the demands and assessment methods of GCSE courses to ensure success in future examinations.
- To promote the concept that every child is important and every child has the right to a safe place to learn and develop.
- To promote high standards of Literacy and encourage all children to read for pleasure and to enhance academic success.
We would like students to:
- feel valued both as a learner and a person.
- learn skills to help them to succeed in their future lives.
- be proud both of their achievements, themselves and the achievement of others.
- show respect and to take responsibility for the things they do.
Keeping it REAL
Imagine a school within a school; small enough for students to be part of a close- knit community whilst also integrating into the wider and larger whole school community.
Imagine a learning community where your child is taught by the same teacher for up to 60% of the time during their first year at secondary school, rather than being confronted with numerous different members of staff, numerous different rooms and numerous different teaching styles.
Imagine a curriculum which prides itself on developing emotional security, respect and social wellbeing just as much as it prides itself on academic rigour and achievement.
Imagine a course that stresses the importance of skills and their transferability between subjects which sets tasks to prepare students for their future employability and examination requirements.
Imagine a curriculum that builds subject content into relevant and realistic activities that relate to the real world so that they make sense to your child.
Imagine a learning community that wants to help students feel happy and valued as learners as well as people; to be proud of their achievements and themselves.
Imagine a curriculum that aims to help students become independent and confident learners so that they engage in, and take control of, their own learning.
Imagine a curriculum that encourages your child to enjoy reading through providing them with books and experiences that will bring the wonder of reading to life.
Imagine all of this with a proven track record of improving academic performance, literacy skills student engagement and enjoyment.
Don't imagine... it's REAL!
Relevant Engaging Active Learning
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