"Above all, we believe in making learning fun, and work is planned within each subject to be interesting and stimulating."
We believe that children do not see their world in discrete compartmentalised boxes, but, rather, as a whole spectrum of experiences. Pupils learn most effectively when they are able to understand connections between different areas of this experience.
We want them to acquire transferable skills, knowledge and understanding which can be applied in a range of areas in their academic learning and broader life.
For this reason, wherever possible, we have a “cross-curricular” approach to learning, planning topics and subject themes, which embraces a range of the national and independent curriculum subjects, including the application of literacy and numeracy skills.
A cross-curricular approach
The breadth, range and holistic character of our curriculum across the school reflects this view and is embedded in our teaching of the curriculum.
Alongside the high academic and developmental objectives within our curriculum, we aim to foster creativity and encourage independent learning and thinking.
The SHS curriculum thus comprises a wide range of activities in order to promote pupils’ learning as well as their personal and social development.
We aim to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning.