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Atwood is a popular, two-form entry primary school. The EYFS provision includes the Nursery. We are recognised as a school with an excellent reputation for providing a first class education. National test results are very high at both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. The School’s Mission Statement is ‘to establish a caring and challenging school community where all pupils feel valued and develop a love of learning’. The school recognises that it can achieve its aims only in partnership with parents who are the first and foremost educators of the child.  The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below average. These pupils have a variety of needs including speech, language and communication, and social and behavioural difficulties.

The Award submission video

Notes about this video

The Head Teacher states that learning is at the heart of everything they do and this is clearly visible throughout the video:

  • Creative and innovative approaches that allow learners to do things in ways they could not do without the technology, such as becoming architects and games creators using SketchUp and Scratch, playing in tennis tournaments on the Wii;
  • Basing the learning in real life and real world contexts through their cross-curricular themes;
  • Developing creativity and independence so that children can choose how to capture activities and achievements as well as solve problems;
  • Engaging the children in review and reflection on their work in order to identify how it can be improved.