Thank you for taking time to visit our website. This site is kept as up to date as possible and is a real reflection of the exciting nature of our school.
We are a ‘good’ school and we constantly strive to be the best we can be. We believe passionately that every child deserves to have a worthwhile and exciting day at school. We underpin all learning with rigorous attention to the core skills of reading, writing, maths, scientific understanding and computing. However we also place a great emphasis on the enjoyment of learning and first hand experiences. We take a themed approach to ensure that Geography, History, Art and Design Technology are taught in a meaningful and practical way, often enhanced by visitors or trips.
We believe strongly in instilling in the children a love of learning. We teach the skills all children need to become independent, confident learners, equipped for whatever the future may hold. We have developed a growth mindset approach to all we do. We focus on our four core learning powers to help us be resilient and to enjoy challenges in our learning.
Behaviour at Micklem is good and we have an ethos that focuses on rewarding positive behaviour in class and around the school. Older children regularly work and play alongside younger pupils. Our student leaders ensure that every child has a voice and we discuss and make decisions through our four house groups, lead by our house captains. Our houses help us to enjoy competition through the number of house points earned and in our fiercely fought sports week.
Learning outside is very important to us. We have fantastic grounds with our own wood and fire circle(designed by the children). To help us learn to care for wildlife we also have our own pond which we have watched develop and mature since it was built. Our Reception and Nursery children have a wonderful space to play and learn in with an exciting outdoor area and inviting classrooms. Our technology is up to date and our children access lap tops and i-pads during their learning. We believe in creating opportunities to broaden the minds of our children and in the past couple of years Micklem pupils have seen ballet at the Royal Opera House, sung in the Royal Albert Hall, seen the Queen in Westminster Abbey, enjoyed a pantomime at a real theatre and visited many museums and historical sites. We aim to have an exciting experience as a whole school community every two years. Last year we all spent the day at London Zoo and we used our experience for an exciting writing project. We have a comprehensive programme of enrichment, which currently includes music, sport, dance, cooking, reading, and gardening.
Micklem has a real community feel to it. We provide many opportunities for parents to come into school through events such as assemblies, ‘learn with your child’, family learning and PTA events. For our working parents we run a breakfast club and an after school club. We are also aiming to have in place breakfast club places for our Nursery children and a Nursery lunch club by November 2018.
If you are interested in Micklem for your child I would be really happy to show you around our school and answer any questions you may have. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit and I look forward to meeting you.