Beyond the Classroom
Critical Thinking & Life Skills
School life is focused on developing each individual child and their talents beyond the classroom walls of academia, into the spheres of creative and performing arts and sport.
Pupil-driven projects are supported by staff so that children can hone leadership skills, work within teams and recognise the value of their peers’ contributions within different situations. We celebrate all achievements beyond the classroom and give time for those pupils to share their experiences with the rest of the school.
Children from Nursery upwards are able to interact with a range of speakers and inspirational figures, including scientists, authors, actors and artists who visit the school to run workshops, give talks to pupils and participate in our weekly assemblies.
Fostering Empathy & encouraging Kindness
Understanding how to behave towards others is a critical aspect of pupils' education and social development.
We work to cultivate a spirit of kindness and a culture of empathy across the School through our pastoral care system.
Charity events and community projects throughout the year teach pupils to be mindful of wider cultural and ethical issues, with social and environmental values at the core.
Our focus on emotional intelligence provide them with an awareness of their wider roles and responsibilities in the world around them.
School starts each week with a whole-school pastoral assembly, where children are encouraged to think critically and broadly about a range of topics.
This knowledge is developed in PSHEE lessons, as well as participation in initiatives such as Anti-Bullying Week, Harvest Festival, (supporting our local Church winter soup kitchen), Diwali and Chinese New Year.
Each class run a fundraising activity annually from Smoothie Mornings to
T-Shirt designing, supporting a range of causes close to our pupils’ hearts.
In the past, these have included: The Daisy Trust, The Poppy Appeal, Mind, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Childhood Trust, the Roald Dahl Children's Charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Amathemba Home of Hope in South Africa.
Each academic year, Sinclair House selects a global charity to support in addition to local charity work.
This encourages pupils to engage with wider social issues and helps to foster important traits such as initiative, enterprise, inclusion and empathy.