Developing the Whole Child
Staff and governors at Harvey Road School focus very much on not just the academic development of children but also their social, behavioural and emotional development as well.
To achieve this we ensure that we have not only a broad and progressive curriculum that excites and motivates our children but we also include a wide range of additional opportunities. In particular this includes our positive mind-set programme called Learning to Learn which not only provides a clear framework where children can celebrate making mistakes seeing them as opportunities rather than obstacles, but they can also understand that making progress and being on a learning journey is more important than the outcome of their final piece of work. For more information please see below.
Part of our vision at Harvey Road School is also to ensure our children are well-rounded, practical, independent problem solvers. One of the many activities that we use to achieve this is to work in partnership with our families in completing the Things to do before I finish Year ‘X’. These ‘passports’ of experiences include a wide range of different activities including building camps, visiting museums, cooking a meal and being led by someone you trust blindfolded and are designed to not only develop children’s skills and experiences but also how to support and consider other people’s feelings and needs. Please see below for our key stage specific activity programmes.