‘Since we cannot know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try and teach it in advance. Instead we should try to turn out people who love learning so much, and learn so well, that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learnt’ - (John Holt)
‘Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.’( Margaret Mead)
Our school learning vision is based on the following key principles:
We hold these principles as the keys to success in ensuring that St Thomas Becket children learn to be creative, independent, self-confident, co-operative, collaborative and resilient learners.
- Developing lifelong learners who have the knowledge, skills and learning attributes that enable them to be resilient and adaptable learners. This will enable them to be equipped to deal with whatever challenges our rapidly changing world may hold for them.
- We aim to make learning challenging, engaging and motivating. The curriculum should encourage high aspirations and ambitions for all.
- Children should have opportunities for a broad and balanced range of experiences. The curriculum should be organised so that they will learn and develop through a variety of contexts both inside and outside the classroom.
- Ensure children make continuous progression in their learning through building upon prior learning and knowledge.
Our children feel that in order to be effective learners they need to be a good listeners, committed, enthusiastic, someone who interacts with lesson, imaginative, a team worker, role model, responsible, confident, determined and have self-belief.