Learning at our school

At East Claydon we are committed to ensuring that our curriculum inspires and engages every child. Our curriculum planning is driven by children’s interests and they actively contribute to the planning process at the beginning of every new topic. 

All staff have high expectations for the children whilst recognising that each and every child is different. A wide variety of teaching strategies and techniques are used to enable children to learn effectively. These include individual, group and whole class teaching. We place a strong emphasis on first-hand experience and strive to make our lessons as immersive and interactive as possible. 

As a staff we are continually monitoring and evaluating our teaching strategies and results. Our policy documents and schemes of work are the result of collaborative discussion between all personnel involved in the education of our children, including the children themselves who contribute through the Junior Governors. 

Children’s progress is continually monitored and assessed through questioning, marking work and assessments two thirds of the way through each term. Every child has their own individual targets and progress towards these is reviewed with the children frequently. 

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum and approach, please look at the detail included in our pages on English, Mathematics, Expedition and Forest School. You are also very welcome to come and discuss the curriculum with your child’s class teacher and come into school to see what we are doing. Mrs Tilden Walker would also be happy to share our School’s learning philosophy and how this is put into practice.