Welcome to Whitley and Eggborough Community Primary School!
Whitley and Eggborough Primary school caters for children between ages 4-11. Our vision is for all members of the school community to work together to develop happy, confident and enthusiastic children who thrive in a stimulating and exciting environment – an environment where there is mutual respect so that each child develops a lifelong love of learning.
This is provided through a rich range of memorable learning experiences, learning experiences that affect the emotions. In other words, learning that excites and charges experience, learning that makes our children feel something significant and provides experiences that they will remember for a long, long time. This is achieved through creating learning opportunities in the classroom that are inclusive, meaningful and thrilling. Learning moments and experiences engage the children and excite their emotions, send a shiver through the soul and put them in ‘challenging’ situations. These situations demand imagination, courage and reason to resolve. In our experience, this type of learning experience is exactly what children want. They don’t want school to be ‘easy’, they don’t want watered down experiences, they want experiences in the raw. They want to be questioning, solving real problems, using the latest technology, they want to work together, striving to find the answer to the mission that they have been set. These experiences that the children have throughout their time at Whitley and Eggborough School are crucial in encouraging confidence, a happy attitude, an enquiring mind, and an autonomous quest to acquire knowledge. We want to encourage learning for the future and so it is vitally important that the children are happy, secure and that their learning journey is fun. ' The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
'This is a good school...Pupils have positive attitudes to their work, enjoy coming to
school and behave well...The vast majority of parents and carers who responded to the questionnaire gave this typical comment, We couldn't be happier with the decision we
made to choose this school', Ofsted, July 2012
Over the past few years, we have been continually developing realistic learning contexts through our child-led Mission Possible curriculum. We use moments of shared experience as the engine room for generating genuine excitement and engagement for learning and then to develop this energy as a way of integrating the curriculum and making learning more purposeful and meaningful to children.
Whitley and Eggborough School
‘ provides rich experiences of drama and music, and ..... first-hand practical
learning experiences. Opportunities .......... are stimulating pupils’ learning effectively.
Pupils’ spiritual, cultural, social and moral development is
carefully considered in this inclusive school and leaders ensure pupils have
equal opportunities, so that none are disadvantaged.’ Ofsted, July 2012
To find out more about our Mission Possible curriculum, please visit the ‘Our Curriculum’ page.
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