This is What we Want for our Children
Today we have sent home to each family a copy of a new booklet called Learning - the Wakefield Way. The booklet is a summary of our school curriculum - it captures what we do around here and what we want for our children’s education. It has some big statements of our beliefs and values and some more detailed descriptions of how learning happens.
The ideas and words in the booklet have been gathered over a long period and many conversations among parents, staff, students and community. Some of these ideas are already very much part of what happens at Wakefield School, others are things we are still becoming but we have enough confidence in both the ideas and our ability to make them happen to commit them to paper.
I hope you will enjoy Learning - the Wakefield Way. Keep it handy so you can look at it from time to time and please give me your feedback, it will serve its purpose well if it sparks some conversations about your child’s learning.
If reading the booklet makes you keen to find out more and to have your say in the future direction of our school then I encourage you to join us for
The Big Picture, Friday 28 October, 1.30-6.00pm
where you will enjoy exploring ideas about:
• Systems thinking and learning with real-life problems
• Where to next for restorative practice
• Science partnerships
• Communities of Learning...
...and many other ideas. The Big Picture is also an opportunity for you to tell us what you’d like to see more (or less) of - every idea is considered.
If you want to join The Big Picture please return the slip that came with the letter you received last week, or simply contact the school office. Childcare is provided and the food will be excellent!
Have a good week and enjoy the Labour Weekend holiday.
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