Learning at King’s Oak
Our education is innovative.
King’s Oak enables children to prepare for a world in which simply absorbing and regurgitating bite size chunks of knowledge will be worthless. Our pupils undertake a 21st century education, where they become armed with a toolkit of learning skills which are transferrable to their future education and the inevitable demands of the workplace.
Pupils learn to learn through collaboration, the development of resilience, reflectiveness and resourcefulness, skills which are encased within a formal academic curriculum. We aim to equip our children to work well with others, think creatively and distinctively, to explore and take responsibility for their learning through questioning, curiosity, courageous risk taking and ongoing reflection.
Children of all abilities are enabled to broaden their own potential by truly believing that their ability is expandable, not fixed. We talk to the children about strategies, teach them to think independently, explore and use their initiative in seeking the answers.
We are producing the next generation, a cohort of creative, excited and innovative young people who will write the next Harry Potter series, invent a world changing product and discover life on Mars! We would expect to do nothing less than make each and every one of our pupils feel that they can also change the world. Children should ‘dream large’.
The school a child wants to be in is one which will teach them how to live, which will abandon the exam rat race and instead create thinking individuals who can reason, learn to understand fellow human beings and above all, think creatively and originally. Schools are not simply invented for little people to become the same as big people, but for the pupils to learn how to move into the world.