Forest Schools

Since September 2010 Mrs Henderson had been working on a project which aims to see our school become a Forest School. We are fortunate to have exceptional grounds including the wonderful wild area and this project will help us to develop our use of the outdoor space around us.

The school and Governors would like to acknowledge the Ernest Cook Trust who very kindly donated £2500 towards the training and supply of our Forest School teacher. To learn more about the Ernest Cook Trust follow this link (remember to click back to come back to this page).

 

What is a Forest School?

A Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.’

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences

By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills.These, through self awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.

Follow this link to find out more about Forest Schools. (remember to click the back button to come back to this page)

Forest Schools in action! A rolling programme for Year 2 pupils launched in October 2010 and are on-going. The sessions are really fun and include playing games, using imagination, making dens, identifying wildlife, trees and plants, being very creative and lots more!

 

 

In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.

Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.

To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.