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Succeed and Shine

Confident Individuals

Our approach to building confidence and resilience begins in the Foundation Stage where children are encouraged to play and explore, to solve problems, to share and communicate. Visits and visitors to school begin in Reception. Exciting visits and activities are a key part of learning. In key stage one, for example, everyone has the chance to visit a church and meet a farmer, to see a shark in the Deep and to go to the seaside with friends. Residential visits begin in year four with visits to Cliffe House, and visits to Robin Wood in Year 5. There are more opportunities to develop skills in sports, music, cooking, gardening, science and technology through our exciting range of extra-curricular clubs.

We are passionate about developing a growth mindset for children and you will see this encouraged throughout school.

Take a look at what our children think about growth mindset

Children at St Aidan’s are encouraged to think about their future lives, both as they move into Middle school, and into the wider world as adults. World of Work Days provide an exciting opportunity for children to learn about the variety of jobs and careers available, and the skills and attributes they will need to be successful