We take a collaborative and partnership-based approach to learning, drawing on our broad base of educational and community relationships that support our school and our teaching.
What we can do for you
Our after-school provision brings together a range of expertise from across the community to provide nurturing, engaging and educational activities at the end of the school day.
We draw on our existing partnerships and build new links that enable pupils (and their families) to embed and enhance their interest in and understanding of a range of local issues. These include:
- Community action
- Youth work (#IWILLSocialAction campaign)
- Business and commerce
- Arts and culture
- Social and community enterprise
Our social action and extracurricular activities are accredited with a L3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the Arts Awards.
We aim to be a Centre of Excellence in our community. For the benefit of our children and young people, we draw together the rich variety of skills, assets, people and energy already present in our midst.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Our Early Years Foundation Stage provision, led by Mrs Jumoke Quadri, follows the Reggio Emilia approach to child-centred learning, promoting the natural curiosity of the child as the main driver for learning. We carefully integrate the following areas of learning in an organic and child-centred way:
- Understanding the world
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Expressive arts and design
The first of these – understanding the world – is the foundation for our primary curriculum, as we believe that embedding the principles of ‘global citizenship’ is fundamental to a balanced, nurturing and responsible education.
School readiness for up to 5-year olds
As well as our face-to-face provision via our MEaP Academy Online School, we have developed an OFSTED-registered offer of free part-time childcare places for 2-3-year olds and playgroup provision for up to 5-year olds during the day.
We believe our school readiness provision aligns with Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham’s comments when speaking at the Manchester School Readiness Summit on Thursday 28 February, 2019:
“At the inaugural school readiness summit in November 2017, I called on organisations to go further and faster to improve the number of children starting school ready to learn, building on our successes so far. Today, I can confidently say that thanks to commitment, collaboration and innovation we are moving in the right direction. More children started school this year with the skills to learn and reach their potential – a result of the pioneering work we are doing across the city-region. But we need to do much more if we are to ensure that no child is left behind.”
As members of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority VCSE Task and Finish Group for School Readiness, we are committed to working with our Greater Manchester partners to achieve better outcomes for our children.
Working with our extensive network of community partners, we also deliver workshops that focus on:
- Youth mentoring
- Employability and life skills
- Creativity and arts for life (including a music academy where young people learn to play drums, guitar and keyboard, and can take graded exams)
- Sports for life
Our curriculum delivers all the key requirements that any parent or the commissioner would expect to see:
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Using the Reggio Emilia approach to child-centered learning that promotes the natural curiosity of the child as the main driver for learning, we carefully integrate the following areas of learning in as organic and child-centered manner as possible:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, Social and Emotional development
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design
We use ‘understanding the world’ as the foundational base for our primary curriculum, as we embed the principles of ‘global citizenship’ in our pedagogy.
Our children also cover the wider curriculum subjects known as Foundation Subjects:
• Design Technology including cookery/food nutrition
• Physical Education (PE)
• Religious (RE) and Cultural Education
• Personal Social Health Emotional (PSHE)
Our children take part in many different activities; sports, essay and international spelling bee competitions, residential trips (Y5/Y6), outside speaker visits, themed days, food nutrition sessions, our strong links with local high schools, universities, charity events, school enterprise, visits to the theatre, educational based visits, enrichment activities and many, many more.
Key Stage 2-4
• English-to GCSE
• Mathematics-to GCSE
• Sciences – Combined and Separate-to GCSE
Tuesday 1st September – Friday 18th December 2020 Half Term: Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October 2020
Monday 4 January – Wednesday 31 March 2021 Half Term: Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February 2021
School closes for Easter break
Thursday 1 April – Friday 16 April 2021
Monday 19th April – Wednesday 21 July 2021 Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021 Half Term: 31 May – 4 June 2021
School closes for Summer break
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Our after-school provision will also deliver activities during the holiday periods; Easter and Summer Exam revision classes
2nd mock results (after attending Twilight School): Science – 4, Maths – 5, English – 4
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Our prices for our online sessions are £5 per child per hour.
The minimum booking per child that can be made is for 5 hours at £25.