At St Cleer we take great care to provide a happy, safe environment where children feel confident to take risks with their learning and reach their potential. All staff at St Cleer Academy have high expectations of pupils and we believe in approaching teaching and learning in a holistic way. As well as developing children’s academic potential, we endeavor to support each child’s sporting, creative and artistic talents.
The curriculum is enriched by after school provision, educational visits, a wealth of talented volunteers and a collaborative approach with the other schools in the trust.
We are situated close to Liskeard and the moors and benefit from the expansive outdoors on our doorstep as well as the amenities of a local town. We are developing close links with Darite Academy, with whom we share a governing body, and Liskeard Secondary school which most of our children go on to attend. We are fortunate to have a generous, creative and supportive school community who want to see the school thrive.
At St Cleer:
• Teachers choose an enquiry-based question, based on their knowledge of their individual class and the children take control of the enquiry through further questioning as the learning progresses. This is guided by the National Curriculum objectives.
• The children’s Learning Adventure is presented in class floor books which reflect the journey and progress of learning. The use of floor books encourages pupil’s pride and aspiration to do their very best piece of work. Pupils are encouraged to actively engage with the floor books, which enables them to reflect on their learning, commit this to long term memory and enable the transfer of both skills and knowledge.
• The progression ladders form the basis of our coverage of objectives, these allow teachers to monitor and ensure a broad, rich content. Teachers use the ladders to guide their planning. Pupils ongoing progress is recorded alongside these ladders and passed on to the next class teacher. Pupil’s self-assessment through referring to the learning journey adds another dimension to the learning. They are asked the enquiry question before the topic begins and again at the end to show the depth of their understanding.
• Visitors and trips enhance the curriculum and are used to provide first hand experiences which help support real life outcomes.
• Children will feedback on their Learning Journey to staff, parents and Governors; ensuring that they are key drivers for improvement.
• Leaders review the curriculum regularly using pupil’s work, progression ladders, pupil conferencing and pupil progress meetings to ensure it remains language rich, diverse, inclusive and develops the whole child.
• P4C underpins our approach to PSHCE teaching and learning and supports our commitment to developing the whole child
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