In Brynhyfryd Primary School, we seek to minimise or remove barriers to all learners' learning. Learners' well-being is at the heart of all we do, and sometimes the very first barriers to children's learning are emotional, social and behavioural barriers. Therefore, as a school we have clear and high-expectations of all learners. These expectations are agreed with all children through our school and class charters.
When learners follow charters in school, then everyone can be actively and fully involved in learning experiences!
We use charts in all classes to reinforce high-expectations of behaviour for learning. Each learner's name freely moves up and down these charts through discussions with staff. This provides learners with scaffolding to reflect (on their current choices, attitudes to learning and others) and provides opportunities to both celebrate better choices and gain clarity on consequences of poor choices.
On occasions when Key stage 2 learners may need extra time and support to reflect on their behaviour, as a Rights Respecting and Restorative Practice School, the school will support learners in considering:
In Brynhyfryd Primary School, we want to ensure that learning experiences are as rich, authentic, engaging and relevant as possible to every learner. We enable learning through the use of 12 key pedagogical principles outlined by Professor Donaldson in his Welsh 'Successful Futures' document...
Therefore, our topics respond to groups of learners' interests and inquisitiveness. Staff in school then work with learners to develop understanding of national curriculum 2022 'What Matters Statements' from its 'Areas of Learning and Experience'. The school monitors pupil progress within'What Matters Statements' in order to provide learning experiences suitable to learners' ages and stages of development across national curriculum 2022 'progression steps'.
A wide range of opportunities for improving literacy, numeracy and digital competence are given to learners across their learning experiences. These are outlined in national curriculum 2022's cross-curricular skills frameworks. (Please see class pages for information about which topics learners are currently exploring.)
As a result, this is how learning experiences are planned, facilitated and evaluated across the school...