At Duston Eldean, we encourage a reflective, creative, caring and respectful environment
where the whole school community is happy, enthused and motivated.
In developing a love for learning we sow the seeds of success.
Our vision is to be a true learning organisation: a school that enables and provides for the learning of all its members in order to continually improve. We wish to facilitate opportunities for staff to be innovative and creative in their teaching and to inspire those around them. New ways of thinking, questioning and reflecting will be encouraged and nurtured in our adults and children.
Our curriculum is two-fold. The subject-based National Curriculum leads to academic success, and our ‘Skills for Life Curriculum’ equips children with the necessary attitudes and skills to be successful both in school and in adulthood. We have identified three key threads: oracy, diversity and exploration which permeate across both curricula and have been chosen to broaden pupils’ learning experiences, to enhance their cultural capital and prepare them for future educational and personal experiences. Our pupils should develop great attitudes to learning and gain the social skills required to communicate and work with others. Pupil Voice opportunities enable children to pursue their passions and interests, inspire others and influence change. A growth mindset approach to challenges is overtly taught and developed, empowering children to be successful in an ever-changing world.
Children should also learn to be kind and thoughtful members of our community, to show respect and to demonstrate good manners. These qualities are actively fostered. We see children as individuals and, as such, we seek to be flexible in our teaching in order to meet their individual needs whether these be academic, physical, social or associated with mental health and well-being.
A strong partnership between home and school will see children flourish and maximise their potential. We believe, with this collaboration, we are enabling children to be life-long learners, to achieve personal success and happiness in life.