In today’s world, information has never been so easily accessible and the life skills of adaptability, resourcefulness, deep thinking and resilience never so relevant.
It is therefore immensely important to us that our schools produce people who are not merely stores of information, but individuals who know how to access, assess and apply knowledge; persons who have truly learnt how to learn.
Our aspiration for every student leaving any Stoke By Nayland school is that they are established for the rest of their life. We want them to look ahead with confidence, knowing that whatever the future, nothing will ever daunt them, because if they are in a situation where they don’t know what to do, they will know what to do.
Whilst this is still visionary in part, in practice we have begun this journey and the move to an increasingly learner-led style of education is an actuality, not a dream. For the students it means that they understand they can develop not only their knowledge of Maths, Science or Geography but that their actual capacity to learn across all subjects and spheres of life can grow and develop.
Through trying, risking failure, not giving up, using the resources they have around them, knowing when and where to ask for help, they can actually expand the ability of their learning power.