What do we mean by “Tailored Learning”? Well, no two children are the same, and therefore it stands to reason that we will all do things in a slightly different way – including taking on new concepts and ideas – the process of learning.
What one child requires to make progress may well be different to the next, and whether that difference is obvious or discreet, we as teachers need to be attuned to this nuance.
Tailored Learning is a way of articulating this, and we work hard to create an environment where we can get to know our students as well as possible in order to move them along in their learning, and wider development.
It’s not the case that we have bespoke programmes for individual children – true, there is support for all children across the spectrum of abilities, but we are a mainstream school and our aim is to ensure children of all abilities prosper in this context through quality teaching – teaching that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the children in our care from year to year, subject to subject, and sometimes even day to day! We’re aspirational about this process too – there’s no settling and we want the best for each and every child.
Teaching is first and foremost about relationships, and in knowing our students as well as we can, we can help them fulfil their potential. Outstanding pastoral care ensures that pupils are safe and happy. The care extends to all pupils and enables them to make outstanding progress, both academically and in their personal development.
An Ethos of Aspiration and Challenge
“The future is a journey, not a place and if we teach today the way we were taught yesterday we aren’t preparing students for today and tomorrow.”