The development of a middle school at Scarisbrick has enabled us to support children in what can be a very challenging point in their academic career. Leaving first School at the end of Year 4, pupils are carefully supported by staff and “school buddies” ( children from older age groups) within an environment they are familiar with, such that the normally challenging move to a new school at the end of Year 6 is avoided and a seamless transition into Middle school is established.
As children arrive in our Middle School they will gradually be encouraged to take more responsibility for themselves and their own learning. As they move through Middle School (Years 5 through to 8) they will begin to find their place in the rich and stimulating world we live in, they will become more aware of both themselves personally and of those around them. By giving them an increasing level of responsibility, supporting them and offering clear guidance, we provide them the with the best possible opportunity to learn and develop, academically, socially and morally.
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Welcome to the Middle School at Scarisbrick Hall School. Our unique Middle Years Curriculum supports pupils at this critical time of their education. Pupils enjoy more freedom and independence, supported by the School’s excellent pastoral care system. Subjects are studied in greater depth with specialist subject teachers leading the curriculum.
In Middle School the co-curricular aspects of school life are enhanced, with further opportunities to take part in our sporting teams and competitions. Every learner at Scarisbrick Hall School is given the opportunity to succeed academically and personally.
The key differences that defines our middle school from a traditional primary/secondary model are:
· Specialist subject teaching for all students from Year 5
· Wellbeing programme
· Enrichment activities that promote leadership and service
· Accelerated learning that allows students to take GCSE options at the end of Year 8
· A distinct experience that allows the students to transition smoothly into specialist teachers and subjects
The Middle Years Curriculum model is built on a firm foundation of core subject knowledge and understanding. Learners experiencespecialist teaching across the five academic faculties. In the lower MiddleSchool (years 5&6), Heads of Faculty co-ordinate a creative curriculum that thematically links teaching with a Humanities theme. These approaches to teaching assist the transition to subject specialisms and helps students connect the learning in their day.
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