Here at The Cornerstone Academy Trust we offer a challenging learning environment that inspires children to achieve high standards and become lifelong independent learners. It sets consistently high expectations, builds children's confidence and ensures engagement for all. We have an ethos of being fully inclusive and having unlimited aspirations for all our pupils.
In each school we aim to develop all pupils as creative thinkers, inquisitive questioners, avid problem solvers and successful communicators with flexible and transferable skills. Children learn to collaborate effectively at all levels, including working with our international partners, and to adapt to the needs of a diverse and ever-changing society.
The basics of reading, writing and arithmetic are at the heart of our curriculum, and we embrace technology as part of everyday teaching, embedding the use of digital tools within a broad and balanced education. We deliver the national curriculum in an exciting, innovative and creative way, combining focused, subject-based teaching, investigations and project-based activity.
We ensure that there is 1:1 access to digital devices in years 4, 5 and 6, and 32 other devices, are available for use elsewhere in the school, tablets for ease of use in a variety of school, home, and outdoor settings and other mobile digital devices to help recording, filming, measuring, photographing etc.
This creates a challenging computational learning environment where children will be taught from an early age to program, to develop good logical thinking skills, to solve problems and to collaborate effectively with their peers.
We have developed and enriched the curriculum within the school day – and indeed extend the day significantly through a wide spectrum of further activities. We take full advantage of accessible local opportunities and the curriculum is broadened and balanced by:
• Learning through the outdoors - including field studies
• High quality sporting opportunities for both personal skills and team competitiveness
• Modern foreign languages – throughout the school – with a core thread throughout on Spanish
• High-quality creative arts - art, music, drama, dance, performance, recitals
• Presentations, speaking opportunities
• Entrepreneurial skills
In addition, each child will have a personalised curriculum that addresses his or her individual needs.
We aim to secure an outstanding education for every pupil.
The KS1 phonics/reading scheme is Read Write Inc