At St Peter’s School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We provide a rich and varied learning environment and range of experiences that allow children to develop their skills and abilities. We aim to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices and meet the challenges of life in the 21st century.
Teaching for Learning
Through our teaching for learning we aim to:
- enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners;
- foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with other people;
- develop children’s self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others;
- show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people;
- enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community;
- help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens.
All the learning that pupils access is based on the Jersey Curriculum or the Foundation Stage Curriculum documents. At St Peter’s School we believe that all learners will succeed and we foster a culture of high aspirations.
We aim to engage pupils and motivate them by providing them with as many ‘hands-on’ and creative experiences as possible and use outdoor learning and technology to support classroom practice where appropriate.
We use effective questioning strategies to challenge and engage all children, giving them time to think and share their thoughts, valuing all contributions and facilitating discussion that enables them to deepen their understanding.
We praise children for their efforts, clarify any misunderstandings and celebrate their achievements; by so doing we aim to build positive attitudes towards school and an acceptance that making mistakes is part of learning.
We encourage a "Growth Mindset" approach to learning - this is exemplified by our Golden Rule:
We work hard and keep trying. (we can't do it ...yet!)
At St Peter’s we encourage a two-way dialogue between teacher and pupil about the learning that occurs. Regular feedback between pupils and teachers allows the learning to become closely tailored to each child’s individual needs and activities can be differentiated to match every child’s current level of attainment.
We try to ensure that we personalise learning towards the needs of each individual pupil because every pupil is different, so that we can maximise the progress of every pupil.
We celebrate the achievements of our pupils at open classroom events or open evenings. These are family events when visitors are welcome to come and share in the learning that has occurred in the school.