Approach To Teaching
We expect our children to be active, reflective learners with learning habits which will set them up for life. We expect them to share in an ongoing dialogue with their teachers about their learning. We expect West Lodge children to have a genuine spirit of inquiry which will set them up for the rest of their lives.
Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning; they are taught from Nursery to evaluate their work and understand where and how to improve.
At West Lodge we pride ourselves on providing a broad and balanced curriculum to promote the children’s learning, personal growth and development.
As well as a strong emphasis on the academic subjects and a particular focus in English, Mathematics and Science, from Reception our pupils have a creative and rich curriculum with specialist teachers for Languages, PE/Games, Music, Computing and Science. Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning skills are taught from Year 1 to ensure that the children are fully prepared for selective grammar and independent school tests.