Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Learning about the child

Well-being

At Bligh we take the well-being of our children and all caregivers very seriously. We make sure we are fully informed about children’s welfare and circumstances so that we can support them in a variety of ways, making them feel safe and eager to learn in school.

Interests

Where possible each child has the opportunity to follow their interests and talents. We offer a wide range of clubs which we encourage our children to get involved with.

Prior learning

Whether a child has just joined the school or been here since reception, we always expect that a child’s prior learning and experiences are taken into account.

Barriers to learning

If any barriers to learning exist such as SEN, EAL, attendance or deprivation (as identified through PP), all staff are made aware and strategies and support is put in place to support learning.

Attitudes

We take time to find out about children’s attitude to their learning. We encourage the children to learn the ‘Bligh way’ by focusing on the power of yet and growth mind-set (the work of Carol Dweck) and learning by doing.

Parental engagement

We put a number of strategies in place to ensure that we have a good understanding of every child from those who know the children the best- the parents. Home visits take place in EYFS and when children join the school in year. We gather parent’s voice regularly through meetings and surveys.