At Tillington Manor, our aim is for each and every one of our children to enjoy learning and to achieve their potential.
Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum within an environment that is safe, supportive and nurturing. We promote high standards of teaching and learning with clear expectations of behaviour and encourage a positive attitude towards learning.
The best way to find out more about us is to visit us – to see us in action and to meet the staff and children. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy looking through our prospectus to discover more about us and our vision for the children of Tillington Manor Primary.
We are very lucky to have such fantastic facilities at Tillington Manor and we make full use of these every day. With several different playgrounds and outdoor spaces, we are able to take learning outside and, with two school halls and large playing fields, children can be active whatever the weather. Our Multi-Use Games Area has been a great addition to the outdoor environment for PE lessons, playtimes, lunch-times and after school clubs too.
Educational Visits are an important part of bringing learning alive for children at Tillington. All class teachers plan educational visits around different areas of the curriculum and residential trips are arranged for children in key stage 2.
We have on site an outside provider, ‘Tillytots’, who offer an on-site safe and friendly environment for 2- 11 year olds. They offer before school care, nursery and wraparound care during school hours and after school care too.
At Tillington Manor Primary, our curriculum is based around learning challenges where we follow a creative and thematic approach to learning. Subjects are linked through cross curricular themes and it is through these themes that we aim to make learning exciting and inspiring.
Core skills are developed through the whole curriculum so that children develop the essential reading, writing and mathematical skills needed for lifelong learning. This strong emphasis on English and Maths underpins all subjects and ensures that all children have the skills needed to become independent learners.
A wide variety of learning experiences is important so all year groups take part in educational visits or workshops to engage them in first-hand learning. In key stage 2, all children take part in a week long residential visit which promotes independence and collaborative work in an outdoor setting.
Working TOGETHER to achieve the best!
Our aim is for the children to enjoy attending school from the moment they start in EYFS. For this reason, we have a transition programme in place that begins in the summer term before their formal entry into school.
Partnerships with parents and carers are essential in helping children to settle into our school. We do this by providing an open door policy to share any concerns and to celebrate successes. We also invite parents into school to share the children’s learning journeys, to watch performances and for parent and child craft sessions.
The curriculum is planned over seven areas of learning, all of which are important in every child’s development. In Early Years, learning takes place both indoors and outdoors and learning challenges are used to engage children in the learning process.
Learning to read begins in Early Years Foundation Stage with high quality phonics teaching using the Read Write Inc programme. Here, children are taught in small, highly focused groups using interactive methods which are then continued throughout the whole school as part of our approach to teaching and learning.
Support for Learning
We believe that children learn best when they are happy and secure so we place a strong emphasis on pastoral care. We are very proud of the support that we offer to children and their families, working with a variety of agencies to develop the behaviour, health and personal wellbeing of children.
Teaching sequences are matched to the learning needs of individuals or groups of children and activities are designed to challenge all learners, whatever their stage or age. Our highly trained and dedicated team of support staff also support children’s learning both in and out of the classroom.
Equal access to the curriculum is important and we take every opportunity to ensure that all pupils are included, regardless of any difficulties or disabilities that they might have.
“The school ensures that pupils’ safety is a priority. Pupils behave well, enjoy school life and have positive attitudes to learning.” Ofsted, February 2016
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Tillington Manor Primary School Young Avenue, Stafford ST16 1PW