As with our trips and visits, we try to engage guest speakers and visitors to the academy where possible. We look for as many opportunities as possible to explore this when planning the transdisciplinary themes. Where possible, we seek to engage speakers and visitors from the outside world to bring the topics to life.
If you feel you could volunteer to support any of the curriculum through engaging with our transdisciplinary themes, do contact the school office and make yourself known.
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.