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Creating independent learners

Teaching & Learning

Our teaching & learning approach benefits our children in Nursery, Reception and Pre-Prep because they are genuinely cared for by the adults who look after them and help them to learn. Relationships with staff, friends and other children are so important. Our ‘Learning Powers’  which are the starting blocks for our Learning Ethos, the 7Cs, encourage the skills we are looking for to encourage our children to be enthusiastic learners who develop a love of learning from the moment they join us.

These skills foster an overriding sense of independence, a willingness to have a go and the ability to try again.  It allows them to ask questions, seek answers, work successfully as a team and be proud of every achievement.  It is our responsibility to help the children as they begin their learning journey and build these important relationships.  Their curiosity and creativity are encouraged in a safe, secure and stimulating environment and coupled with Great Walstead School’s core values (The Walstead Way) help them become independent, confident learners who are willing to take risks, make mistakes and build on their learning as they progress through the school. It is a privilege to be part of your child’s life and education.

 

 

Forest school

Forest school


Our outdoor learning facilities are second to none. We have expansive woodland and even an on-site farm! What a special environment for our children to learn and experience. Find out more about our outdoor learning approach here.

Wraparound Care

Wraparound Care


We are lucky to be able to offer parents the facility for care outside of the school day. Our children have space in a familiar environment, where they can relax and enjoy a home from home feel.

Our Wraparound care includes: Breakfast Club, After School Care and Holiday Care.