Introduction

We want all our children to experience success and enjoy their learning whilst at school. We aim to achieve this through high standards of learning and teaching within a happy, structured and caring environment.

The skills of true thinking (reasoning, creativity, judgement and memorisation) allow individuals to grow intellectually. Our children are given the chance to perform these mental operations at an appropriate level for their development.. At St Margaret’s we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which brings a truly global perspective to the children’s learning.

Our curriculum also takes us outdoors as much as we possibly can with all our science teaching linked to weekly Outdoor Learning sessions. We also place an emphasis on ‘wow days’, which form a core part of each IPC unit, and school visits to enrich the learning.

Through a variety of teaching methods and strategies, we aim to instil children with an enthusiasm for learning and prepare them for future school life. Teaching methods, ranging from whole class ‘chalk and talk’ to individual personalised programmes of study are chosen, as appropriate, to meet the task or skill being focused upon. Our bespoke intervention programmes, which focus on overcoming individual barriers to learning, are also one of the reasons for the very high standards of attainment achieved at St Margaret’s.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and the promotion of British Culture at St Margaret's CE Prmary School, Withern - Maths, English and Science