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We shared our plans  (for ppt, click here) with members of the community, last night and got some very positive feedback

Feedback on our Plans

launch3The attendees were particularly impressed with the affordability of our offer, especially as it included an additional focus on high quality extra-curricula activities. Our OFSTED registration was seen as a major plus, as the attendees recognised that the government subsidies available that our OFSTED registration allowed, made our offer attainable for our communities. Our UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools participation was also seen as a major positive, as our attendees agreed that cultural heritage could be taught within the framework of children’s rights and that this would promote wider curriculum engagement.

One attendee was keen to add that she thought parental engagement at EYS was equally important and she said that could be achieved by regularly inviting parents to join their children in sessions.

Aspirations for our Phase 3 Development (Free School)

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Our attendees made many suggestions about what they would like to see in our future day school provision:

Curriculum

  • Critical thinking via writing essays on current issues
  • African Philosophy, also from psychological perspective
  • Rights of passage (part of PSHE)
  • EYS+ play activities with African dolls, images, books etc
  • Hands on coding
  • Mother tongue languages, especially Swahili
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Performing Arts

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Extra-curricula activities

  • Book clubs
  • Film reviews
  • Yoga/mindfulness
  • Museum tours
  • School exchange trips to African schools
  • Martial Arts
  • Chess club
  • Games such ‘Cash Flow’ (for teaching financial literacy)
  • Educational trips to Legoland

 

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