The Calder Learning Trust celebrates exam success: Don’t miss Year 6 Open Evening and Primary Open Week
In the last OFSTED inspection in 2022 it was stated ‘staff support pupils to achieve well’ and that ‘expectations of ALL pupils are high’. Inspectors also made particular note of the high-quality pastoral care that all pupils across the Trust receive that ‘ensures that pupils get the social and emotional support they need’ and commented on the strength of relationships between staff and pupils. Students and pupils told inspectors that they were given lots of ‘opportunities to express their views freely’ and felt listened to and supported by their school.
The Trust’s ‘well sequenced and ambitious curriculum allows pupils to know and remember more’ and ‘pupils’ positive attitudes to learning’ have translated into another set of strong examination results: maintaining its position as one of the most successful schools in the local area. The early years’ curriculum is built around books: staff use this model to engage children in their learning and help them discover the wider world around them including in their 'welly Wednesday’ Forest School sessions.
Inspectors also praised the role of the both the Primary and the Secondary phases of the Trust in the community reporting that ‘the link between school and home is a particular strength of the school. Parents talk very positively about the way the school interacts with them.’
Commenting on the report, Headteacher, Anthony Guise said “Our inspection formally recognises the exceptional quality of education we provide across the Trust. It was pleasing that inspectors recognised the challenges that we have all faced over recent times and that it had not dampened our collective enthusiasm to drive the improvements in standards that The Calder Learning Trust is now credited with.’
The Calder Learning Trust is an all-through school providing high quality education to pupils from 4 to 16 years and with partnerships with local sixth-form providers which ‘have developed a strong programme of support to help pupils decide on the next steps in their education, employment and training’.
The Calder Learning Trust has a proven track record of high academic performance balanced by a strong extra-curricular and well-being offer and a commitment to promote and develop excellence in sport, the creative arts, digital media - or whichever path their young people need to follow to ‘realise their dreams and aspirations.’
Open Evening for new entrants into Year 7 is Thursday 5th October 2023 from 5.30pm to 8pm. Prospective parents and students will hear from the Headteacher, enjoy a tour of the school, meet staff and students, and get a flavour of what life is like at Calder.
For those just starting out on their school lives, Open Week for prospective Reception pupils and their families is from Monday 6th to Friday 10th November 2023. Please email or telephone to make an appointment to visit, meet primary staff and pupils and find out more!
If you have any further enquiries regarding admissions into either Reception or Year 7 at The Calder Learning Trust, please email [email protected], visit calderlearningtrust.com or call 01422 883213.
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