At East Wichel, we believe reading is the heart of every learning. Therefore teachers maximise every opportunity for pupils to read, by making reading an integral part of every lesson everyday. Reading is also an excellent opportunity to improve pupils’ vocabulary; as a school we place very high importance on developing vocabulary in every subject.
We are a school that is very ambitious for every child regardless of their relative starting points.
Our curriculum is underpinned by our core values of: appreciation, aspiration, integrity, community and love. We have a strong community ethos; we celebrate and take pride in our locality and country as a whole. Pupils are given the opportunity to learn about and visit their locality in order to enhance their knowledge.
Being good global citizens is very important to us as a school; pupils are encouraged to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world and make a difference. They are taught to be aware of and understand the wider world - and their place in it. They learn the importance of taking an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable.