For over 1,000 years learning has been, and continues to be, the bedrock of King’s Ely. From Nursery to Sixth Form, we seek to provide our students with the transferable skills that will enable them to meet head-on the challenges of the 21st century. Teachers encourage children to think independently and creatively, to understand how they best learn, and to appreciate that others may learn differently. In a rapidly changing world, we want our pupils to do more than simply respond to the changes they face; we want to make them the architects of that change and to be adaptable to change brought about by others. Our committed teachers strive to continually develop their knowledge and professional practice in order to be able to deliver an exciting and rigorous curriculum which meets the learning needs of all our students. They set aspirational yet realistic targets and closely monitor and support the children. In doing so, they engender the confidence and security required to take risks and make mistakes.
Education at King’s Ely is an education for life; inquisitive minds are nurtured from an early age in order to stimulate a life-long love of learning. How do we do that? We place the responsibility for learning squarely with the student. They must engage pro-actively with their learning, take responsibility for it and be a central part of the whole adventure. We at King’s Ely do not engage in passive learning, but rather encourage, and indeed expect, our students to question, challenge and forge new paths.
Over the last few years we have developed the Senior Learning Habits Framework, which underpins our learning ethos. We embolden pupils to be more reflective about their work so that they can recognise their strengths and weaknesses and understand how to improve. Pupils are actively encouraged to ask questions and to be creative in their response to tasks. We recognise that learning is both a solo and collaborative process and by advocating that pupils take risks with their work, we develop their resilience. We champion the view that pupils should see themselves as being an integral part of a community of learning and to respect each other as learners.