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Teaching & Learning


At Snape Wood Primary School, we believe every child deserves to be taught well to enable them to learn new knowledge that can be applied in all aspects of their lives. It is our aim that every pupil can look back positively on their school experience having achieved the highest standards of work and achievement. To this end, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum which gives emphasis to the aesthetic, creative, practical, social and moral aspects of life as well as academic skills, underpinned by our school PRIDE values:

Positive; Respect; Inquisitive; Determination; Empathy 

At Snape Wood, we take 'PRIDE' in everything we do. Our school values are at the core of our ethos. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.  Our school is a calm, secure and happy place. Every child is different and unique. Every child is valued and given the opportunity to succeed and maximise their full potential. We want everyone in the school to enjoy their work and play without fear of disruption or bullying.  Our expectations are high, and we insist on extremely high standards of behaviour and attitude from every pupil.

Aims and Objectives

Snape Wood will strive continuously to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all our pupils. We foster and develop a vibrant and self-improving teaching and learning community that recognises and values teacher professionalism. We will actively look to adapt, refine and improve our teaching approaches by utilising the best evidence from trusted external research, in the context in which we work in.

As a school, we recognise that all children learn best in different ways therefore we provide rich and varied learning opportunities that allow children to develop their skills and knowledge, exceeding their full potential. Through our teaching we:

  • Enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners;
  • Develop children’s self-esteem to help them to build positive relationships with both children and adults
  • Develop children’s self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes values and feelings of others;
  • Show respect for all cultures and in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people;
  • Enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community;
  • Help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens;
  • Take a pride in their work and the work of others;