At Earlswood Infant and Nursery and Junior Schools we aim to ……
Every child in our school is recognised as individual and unique. The ability to learn is underpinned in curriculum subject areas by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and vocabulary. There are clear, identified end points in each phase of learning which build upon what has been taught before and gives pupils the required knowledge and skills for their next stage of learning. Our curriculum at Earlswood is not solely focused on academic subjects and achievement. We provide pupils with rich learning experiences, educational visits, residentials, extra-curricular activities and enrichment opportunities. We want children to have fun at school and talk about their Infant and Junior school years as being full of great memories.
Our vision is to provide an overall education which prepares each pupil with the tools and strategies needed to cope with the challenges currently posed in modern day Britain e.g online safety, health and relationships. We also aim to ensure that our pupils know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society. Earlswood has a close community and we want our pupils to recognise this and play an active part in contributing to the character of the area.
Alongside the teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary, here at Earlswood Infant, Nursery and Junior School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our school community including, staff, pupils and families. We pursue this aim using both universal and whole school approaches as well as specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils. An emotional health, well-being and resilience programme is embedded in our curriculum alongside the teaching of knowledge, skills and understanding in all other curriculum subjects. We have a dedicated member of staff in school full time that deals with the emotional well-being of all our school community. Pupils are encouraged to talk openly about their mental well-being and access support as and when required. We aim to provide pupils with the tools and strategies needed to cope when faced with challenges within school or home life.
We are very fortunate at Earlswood to have extensive school grounds and our own woodlands, pond and climbing areas. We value the role that outdoor education has in a child’s development and aim to incorporate as much outdoor learning as possible into our broad and balanced curriculum. We find that increasingly more pupils are spending a lot of time in the ‘electronic’ world. We intend to give pupils a love and excitement for being outdoors and playing in their outdoor environment.