We use the enquiry-led learning aspects of a Creative Curriculum as our teaching approach. It is widely agreed that stimulating higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creative thinking is the key to learning without limits.
We believe that all our children can benefit from the methods and styles of teaching that stimulate and start the development of those skills in a meaningful way. Our results are excellent and our children continue to do well after they leave our school.
They truly live and breathe our motto: Believe, Achieve, Succeed.
At Eversholt, we take the National Curriculum content and uses a “thematic” (topic or theme) approach to unite manifold objectives and circumvent narrow subject limitations. We use drama and role play, art and music to engage pupils creatively. We provide purposeful challenges which develop resilient learners who embrace experimentation and exploration.
Children leave us with exceptional standards ready for their next phase of learning, but also with the creative and critical skills for thinking, problem solving, teamwork, research and communication. We instil in them a sense of aspiration and dedication to learning, and we are committed to a curriculum that promotes lifelong attitudes to learning, and transferable skills for adulthood.
In the classroom we provide open-ended tasks with a focus on problem solving, discussion, collaboration and imaginative thinking that leads to critical thinkers who can articulate their ideas through questioning, visualising, exploring, connecting and challenging. Some of our lessons are ‘discreet’ which means they are taught as subjects in their own right. Some of our lessons are unified under a theme and we take on the successful elements of a creative curriculum.
We aim to make learning both memorable and fun. Each half term we have a WoW day to create our own learning as a whole school. We involve families through dress up, linked home projects, and invite family members to join in with us too.
Our alumni pupils often come back and tell us that they miss our WoW days, and still remember them!