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Headteacher's Welcome

A warm welcome to all visiting our website.
Below is a summary of the core principles of our school’s ethos.

At Askwith we are totally committed to continually improving teaching and learning; fostering our pupils’ personal development and love of learning is our passion and in recognition of our long term success we became one of the first cohort of national teaching schools in September 2011.

Our key principles are:

There is high expectation for all groups of pupils with challenging learning for all; our aim is ‘progress with depth’. High quality AFL (Assessment for Learning) is used to personalise learning for all groups of learners maximising their rates of progress.

Pupils are encouraged to learn from mistakes developing resilience and good learning behaviours. Their social and emotional development is nurtured through all aspects of the school’s provision.

Dialogic teaching methods are developed across the school to ensure pupils are able to confidently employ questioning skills to deepen their learning. As a result pupils develop independent learning skills.

Pupils build learning power to establish life-long learning skills and many of the school’s principles are built on Guy Claxton’s strategies for a “Learning Powered School” and John Hattie’s focus on “Visible Learning and impact”.

Pupils are provided with a meaningful, inspiring and interesting curriculum that is enhanced by visits, visitors and many cross-curricular links.

As a result pupils’ outcomes are high and their development of learning skills and excellent attitudes to learning ensure all children   are well prepared to start their secondary education.

If you would like to find out more about our school’s approach to learning please arrange a visit through the school office.

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