Mrs Julie Carson, Executive Head Teacher
“If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting. ” Bowie
As a child I loved learning. I still remember my primary school days: specific teachers, subjects and approaches that were used within my school, and which ignited my passion for becoming a life-long learner.
While I remember aspects of my maths and English lessons, the areas that I remember most are from the wider curriculum that I was offered. Wondering what delight was being brought in for the ‘nature table’; watching tadpoles develop in to frogs; going on trips to Hadrian’s Wall to support our learning on Romans ………the list is endless. Needless to say, I loved school and all that it had to offer.
That is what I want to recreate for our children at Peareswood and all of the schools across the Trust. I want our children to have the same opportunities that I have had, and that my children have had. For each of them, through our curriculum offer, to find that hidden talent that no one knew they had, and develop it in to a clear strength for their future selves. For each of them to want to be in school every day, excited about that day’s learning.
Yes, maths and English outcomes are highly important so that our children are literate and numerate and can access a whole range of jobs, but just as important is the wider curriculum so our children can thrive in anything they choose to do.