At St Luke’s we believe in preparing children to go out into the world as creative, compassionate, well-educated and confident citizens. Our Learning for Life programme and curriculum is designed to raise children’s aspirations and deepen their understanding of the ever-changing society around us and their place within it.
Our Learning for Life vision is based on the 4 pillars of education set out in UNESCO's Global Task Force for Education for the 21st Century:
Learning to live together: develop an understanding of others and their history, tradition and spiritual values.
Learning to know: combining a sufficiently broad general education with in-depth work on a selected number of subjects.
Learning to do: acquiring competence to deal with a variety of situations, often unforeseeable, and to work in teams.
Learning to be: develop and exercise greater independence and judgement combined with a stronger sense of personal responsibility for the attainment of common goals.
Learning: The Treasure Within (UNESCO, 1996)
Building children's learning across all four pillars involves delivering our bespoke curriculum as well as teaching, modelling, researching, interacting and reflecting throughout the school day on-going. We adapt our curriculum so it is accessible for every child. Our key strategies enable children to grow to be independent thinkers and learners, equipped with the tools to learn:
Activities which enhance Learning for Life at St Luke’s also include: