Active Learning

Active Learning’ is a framework that supports our ‘curriculum offer’. It covers all the things we teach and the ways in which we teach and educate the whole child. 

Active Learning is split into four sections:



  1. Active Mind - The academic side of all we teach. There is a strong focus on reading because of the way reading supports children to learn through the rest of the curriculum. 

We want to enable every child to become a fluent, enthusiastic, lifelong reader with a foundation for understanding the world and a positive attitude to learning.


  1. Active Identity - The children’s recognition of themselves in context. Do they have a supportive understanding of who they are? Where they come from? Their place in the world? 

To ensure every child is proud of who they are and has a positive understanding of their community, heritage and background


  1. Active Heart - The children’s understanding of other people and how they relate to other people. 

To ensure every child understands the importance of respectful relationships and an appreciation of the diversity in the world. 


  1. Active Voice - The children’s ability to express themselves, to communicate and to collaborate. 

To ensure every child develops the confidence to express themselves clearly and the empathy required to collaborate with others. 


The four aspects ensure we are looking at the whole child when we are supporting them to fulfil their potential by developing their curiosity, resilience, knowledge, creativity and skills. 



The document below explains each area in more detail.

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