Collaborative working between teachers at Longford Park, our children, partner schools and parents/carers enables us to plan lessons to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. We believe in the power of personalised learning by meeting each child’s individual needs and enabling them to develop skills, understanding and academic progress within a range of structured teaching and learning strategies led by enthusiastic and experienced professionals.
A broad and balanced curriculum
We aim to give the children a knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live. We want them to be sensitive to others and understand individual personal relationships. At Longford Park, we encourage children to learn confidently and to communicate what they have learnt.
We believe that children should have the benefit of a broad and balanced curriculum. We are particularly keen to develop children's interest in music, art, drama and dance and are able to offer opportunities for instrumental tuition. We ensure children receive a rich curriculum by extending opportunities through visiting performers and musicians and school trips to a range of places.
At Longford Park, we firmly believe that children learn best when they are able to make connections in their learning. Each term we will be looking at a theme which will encompass many curriculum areas; the themes chosen are those which we feel will captivate the children’s interest and their enthusiasm for learning. We believe that children learn best when they are actively involved. "Learning by doing" makes the work more interesting, more meaningful and more likely to make sense and be remembered. Problem solving and investigations are both important for primary school children. This kind of learning helps children to think more clearly, to raise questions, try out ideas and to record their findings.