Annecy Catholic Primary School have recently joined the Whole Education Network.
Whole Education is a dynamic network of schools and partners who are united in our belief that all children deserve a fully rounded education.
We want more than just great exam results for our pupils; we want to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities which will help them to thrive in life, learning and work.
We are committed to sharing with and learning from other schools within the Whole Education Network, as a way to achieve this.
Broad and balanced curriculum
Oracy is how a school supports "children's capacity to express themselves and communicate through speech, in school, and in life". The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) toolkit say oral language interventions are a very low-cost approach which provides 5 months additional progress. It supports interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, and can help build learners' confidence and self-esteem. Read the EEF research
As part of our partnership with the Whole Education Network staff will be taking part in an action research project over the coming year. This will then develop as a whole school approach in ensuring our learners have the best possible opportunities in life.
EEF toolkit reports that it gives 7 months additional progress based on extensive evidence. Good metacognitive skills help young people think about how to effectively complete tasks in a range of settings across life, learning, and work. Professor Rose Luckin, IOE, says metacognition is key in helping develop lifelong learners who can thrive in a world of artificial intelligence. Read the EEF research
Again, as part of our partnership with the WE network staff will be involved in an action research project. We have already started to implement ideas and structures around "learning to learn" based upon a mix of Bloom's and SOLO taxonomy.