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Laying the foundations for 11+ success

Posted on 13 Mar 2018 by Weston Green School

I was asked by a teaching colleague from another school this week how we managed to combine our exciting learning with the rigorous preparation for 11+. It’s a good question, the answer to which seems surprisingly straight forward: by instilling in the children an expectation to embrace challenge through risk-taking and creativity, reflection and independence, the ability to tackle entrance papers seems to develop quite naturally and so any [...]

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How a nurturing learning environment enables children to excel

Posted on 28 Feb 2018 by Weston Green School

Much educational research has rightly looked at what makes for great learning. Whilst numerous factors play a part, a meta-study of the research will clearly show that it is undoubtedly the case that the teacher-pupil relationship is a key influence in driving rapid and deep learning. We are always looking to foster strong relationships with the children as it makes for a classroom atmosphere which encourages risk-taking and creativity, which [...]

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A great start to 2018

Posted on 31 Jan 2018 by Weston Green School

As we make our way from January to February, it is pleasing to reflect on how wonderfully well the children have been responding to the many opportunities for them to challenge themselves in their learning. The children understand increasingly well that this is the way they stretch their brains and it is most impressive to see them embracing a growth mindset so fully.The recent Learning Review was the most [...]

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