At Great Walstead, we want to foster a love of learning and enquiry. We want our children to have a thirst for discovery as well as a sense of adventure and creativity. Most importantly though, we want all our students to have fun!
We put as much value on skills which include curiosity, creativity and the ability to confidently make and then learn from our mistakes. These become the focus in the classroom where subjects are linked through engaging topics and cross curricular opportunities so that pupils are able to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary skills. By developing this attitude at a younger age, it becomes a habit and is something that will stay with them during and after their schooling life.
The class sizes and teaching assistant support in the Prep and Pre-Prep Schools also allow for a highly individual approach to teaching where each pupils needs can be met specifically. This ensures that foundations in literacy and numeracy are strong. Teachers are also able to get to know their pupils very well and develop those personal and social skills that enable children to deal with their emotions and have a strong sense of community and respect for each other.
Investment in our children’s education at a younger age can really set them up with a positive attitude to learning, coupled with an emotional intelligence which will give them the attitude to be successful in this ever changing world of ours.