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 At Saville House Our aim is to ensure your child has the best possible education, one that fosters an enthusiasm for learning. Our school provides a stimulating vibrant learning environment giving your child the best possible start to their education. We pride ourselves on nurturing well motivated, confident and happy children, by providing a caring pastoral system along with a rounded academic curriculum. We truly believe that when children feel happy they grow in self-esteem and confidence. 

We expect every teacher to be a good teacher – no child deserves less! 

The Importance of Outdoor Learning 

This term has already seen the school undertake a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, litter picking in the community and a Drama Super learning day and there is a lot more planed! Our enrichment program is fully underway, bringing learning outside the classroom. This is not only about what we learn, but most importantly, how and where we learn. It is about improving young people’s understanding, skills, values, personal and social development and can act as a vehicle to develop young people’s capacity and motivation to learn. 

 

Real-world learning brings the benefits of formal and informal education together and reinforces what good educationalists have always known: that the most meaningful learning occurs through acquiring knowledge and skills through real-life, practical or hands-on activities. In a recent Education Endowment Foundation trial, pupils who went on trips were taught a structured approach to improving their writing using the trip as a source of inspiration. The pupils who received this intervention made an average of nine months progress compared to the control group. Therefore, trips and memorable experiences are built in to our curriculum

We are lucky to have Sherwood Forest a short minibus ride from school and last term children took part in an orienteering activity and we have more of these planned this term! Orienteering is good exercise for both the body and mind and it supports geography, mathematics and citizenship studies as well as the PE curriculum. Children experience new terrains and use scaled maps to work out distances while on the move. 

The school council have just published their first newsletter and we are all immensely proud of the hard work and commitment in making this happen. The first edition asked the question ‘Do you like the new school, and do you like the chickens? 

Head of wildlife Joshua says,” The new school is amazing. The food is much better, and the education is good. The chickens are looking much better, and their feathers are growing back. They are getting more use to people.” 

Here at Saville House School, we believe that education in its broadest sense is not just about delivering a curriculum. It is about giving children the chance to extend their life skills. It is about developing their confidence. It is about fostering their resilience and sense of responsibility. And – let us not forget – it is about the enjoyment, engagement and excitement about venturing out into the real world, with all its capacity for uncertainty, surprise, stimulation and delight.

Head girl Ava says,” I love the new changes to the school, and the adaptions to the school. Education is better and I think everyone at school has more of a voice. The chickens bring more laughter, especially as they are being well looked after by our wonderful Head of Wildlife, Joshua Roberts., Dinners are amazing as they our cooked by our dinner ladies who really know their stuff. So, I do really think the school has changed for the better and not the worst.” 

             

 

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