Teaching & Learning

At Leventhorpe, learning is at the heart of everything that we do including our mission statement:

“Together we provide the care and opportunities of all to grow, learn and face challenges with confidence.”

The world is a complex and rapidly changing place and we recognise as educators that our challenge is to provide young people the skills they will need to adapt.  As a school with outstanding teaching and learning, a national support school and a leading player in the local teaching school alliance, we take our learning challenge extremely seriously and to do this we work hard to stay abreast of the latest educational thinking.

Leventhorpe is working towards becoming a Thinking School as recognised by the University of Exeter. Please click here to find out more about Thinking Schools.

Thinking Schools

What is a thinking school?

‘An educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular careful thought to everything that takes place. This involves both students and staff learning how to think reflectively, critically and creatively, and employing these skills and techniques in the co-construction of a meaningful curriculum and associated activities.

Successful outcomes are reflected in students across a wide range of abilities, demonstrating independent and co-operative learning skills, high levels of achievement and both enjoyment and satisfaction in learning.

Benefits will be shown in ways in which all members of the community interact with and show consideration for each other and in the positive psychological well-being of both students and staff.’

Burden, 2006

Please click on the image below to find out more about Our first Thinking Tools

Thinking Schools


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