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  • Just as we teach and establish the classroom structures for learning to read we can do the same for building and supporting resilience, a proactive skill in all our students. When the teachers at our school establish resilient classrooms they support memorable experiences for children and higher academic achievement.
  • We encourage children to develop an ethos of never giving up and never giving in, part of learning to be resilient is learning that mistakes are a purposeful tool for learning and a positive experience to work through.
  • Our children are always encouraged to aim higher and higher. We believe that children will persist in problem solving if we support that persistence. Children become more confident in their skills when we convey to them, through positive nurturing and encouragement, that they are capable and up to the challenge.
  • Part of learning to be resilient is also recognising that there will also be times when things get tough. We are committed at promoting positive mental health and well-being at Offham and therefore, through our PSHE, nurture and wellbeing schemes, we also aim to help our children develop the capacity to work through difficult times.

The 'Resilience' Team 

Miss Kostiw, Mr Durrant, Mrs Thomas, Ms Bartlett and Mrs Nerdrum. 


This year, we have been tasked with improving pupil outcomes. Below are a selection of areas we have been working on with staff and pupils.


Venn Diagrams: Tracking children's combined data to effectively target those who may struggle to meet end of year targets.


Progress Journey Displays: A visual aid within the classroom to help children articulate the progress they have made across a topic.


Peer and Self Assessment: Introduce a clear structure for children to reflect on their work. 


School Values: These will be displayed in each classroom, and referred to on a regular basis in lessons.


Pupil Voice: Pupils will have an input in designing a sequence of lessons based on what they would like to learn, in order to make their learning more engaging, challenging and exciting.


Cross Curricular Learning: Teachers will work together to help build creative links between subjects and topics.


Split Inputs and Video Observations: Teachers will be trained in split input teaching and asked to video lessons, in order to improve, and help teachers reflect on, pedagogy.


Chilli Challenges: Children will select their learning difficulty, allowing them independence, autonomy and control in their learning. 


Maths, Art, D.T and P.E


These subjects have been allocated to us to help analyse, maintain and improve. 


Our achievements to date will soon be set out below... Watch this space!