A Learning Community - Welcome from The Headlearner
A Warm Welcome to Milton Road Primary School
Rae Snape - Headteacher & National Leader of Education
“We want our children to be happy today, fulfilled in the future and able to make their world an even brighter place.”
There is a strong community feel to Milton Road with considerate and supportive parents and carers, a wonderful PTA, a dedicated and talented collegiate faculty of educators, an effective and skilled governing body and delightful, enthusiastic, confident, thoughtful and articulate children.
"We are crew not passengers" captures a central element of our ethos. Milton Road's on-going success is a team effort and we all work hard to ensure that the children have a positive learning experience every day.
Our concentric curriculum is one which develops the whole child: the personal, intra personal, scholastic, societal and global (based on Valerie Hannon's Thrive model) and this ambition is captured in the curriculum words that you will see on our website of Identity, Connection, Adventure, Citizenship and Planet. These words emerged following a consultation with staff, children, parents and other stakeholders in February 2020.
At Milton Road we value and celebrate the uniqueness of every child. We personalise our approach and provide rich learning opportunities (for children and colleagues) designed to promote pro-social and sustainable "future-proof" skills including character education, citizenship, communication, critical problem solving, collaboration and creativity and imagination (Michael Fullan's 6Cs for Deep Learning).
We encourage our children to be self-motivated and active learners and they are invited to work with peers and family members on projects at school and at home through our learning platform SeeSaw that allow them to explore, make, bake, design, write, investigate or create as part of personalised blended learning. Colleagues in the school are currently developing their knowledge of the pedagogy for Project Based Learning by working with globally renowned educationalist and author (The Power Is Us) David Price OBE.
We encourage our pupils to be confident and articulate communicators, to think of themselves as global citizens with a developing awareness of broad social and ecological issues and to understand that they can be changemakers with the power to make a positive difference in their school, community and world.
We encourage our children to be physically active and to make healthy choices. We use the circle of well-being as a framework to promote a salutogenic and holistic view of wellness, including the importance of mental fitness by incorporating MindUp in our curriculum.
Milton Road is a forward thinking and outward reaching learning community, working in the education eco-system with parents, volunteers and a wide range of national and international educational and other partners to ensure that we offer an excellent and inspiring curriculum and an effective, relevant and research informed pedagogy.
Milton Road has a lot to offer our children and we always keep them at the heart of everything we do.
Thank you for joining Milton Road, this is our community. Let’s see where the adventure takes us and what we can do together!"
Headteacher and National Leader of Education