>> CULTURE AND CLIMATE
At Perry Wood Primary School our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning. We offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners focusing on skills including curiosity, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking to support them in their future careers. Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide.
We believe that children will perform at their best when given the skills, independence and environment to flourish. At Perry Wood, we are lucky to have extensive grounds that are a vital part of our children’s learning from forest schools to our nature garden and pond – developing science knowledge and bushcraft and survival skills as well as environmental studies allowing our children to value and protect our world. Music and drama play a huge part of life at Perry Wood, developing communication, confidence, performance skills and opening up the world of the Arts to our children, from performing poetry slams on our
outdoor stage to inviting parents in to watch the children perform the next big musical on our fully equipped indoor stages. Children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of sports and competitions to develop the ability to work as a team and to promote self-confidence and well-being.
The reading village, as you enter our school grounds, demonstrates our culture and commitment to reading being at the heart of all we do. Flexible learning zones within school meet individual needs and promotes our ethos of developing learners for the future. Being part of the Perry Wood Family builds positive relationships and a commitment that everyone tries their best, working collaboratively with our families and wider community supporting each other.
Perry Wood is a Griffin Schools Trust school and our shared vision is proud traditions, wide horizons and high achievements. At Perry Wood, we think of this as ‘Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly’ – nurturing all our children so that every child understands the community we belong to, realises their full potential by learning in a caring and secure environment, has new and exciting experiences and opportunities while developing respect and concern for others.
At Perry Wood, our children are central to all that we do and we work hard to make certain that home, school and the community work together to create a love of learning and a desire to achieve.
We warmly welcome parental support and involvement and strive to develop very special relationships with all our families.
A GST school will be characterized by the development of independence of thought and learning in the pursuit of excellence. Students will develop their individual strengths and skills and build the integrity, self-discipline, decision- making and resilience necessary to their own success and that of others.
They will develop an understanding of their social responsibility and the scope they have to make a difference in their local communities and as world citizens. Students will be able to express their opinions and passions articulately and confidently with due consideration for others.
Students will enjoy school and their varied friends and be proud to be part of the school community and Trust family and the opportunities these afford them. Relationships will be characterized by mutual respect, the joint creation of meaning and a commitment to continual learning.
Students will have free access to an extensive range of curriculum enrichment and extra-curricular activities, including residential, that broaden their experiences and horizons.
Students will follow a curriculum that both gives them a firm foundation in the disciplines that support all learning, including exceptional English and mathematics provision, and that will allow them success at the highest levels. Students will achieve academic outcomes well above the national norms and will earn accreditation for their musical, sporting or creative skills though a strong co-curricular programme.