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Achieve

Achieve

Achieve

  'Achievement': this is the final word in our school mission statement and it is placed there as the intended outcome of 'Enjoyment' and 'Learning'.

For us as teachers, pupils achieving their full potential (or even beyond) is why most of us came into the profession in the first place; the chance to influence the lives of the children in order that they can take their place in the wider world equipped with the skills and attitude to shape their own future and not to have their future shaped for them.

A couple of years ago I came across a poem by Christopher Logue that to me summed up everything that inspirational teaching could and should be: daring, challenging and enabling children to achieve what they never felt was possible. Here's the poem:

gull

Come to the Edge

Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
And he pushed,
And they flew.


It really does all start with good teaching...