At Harbinger School we want our children to be curious, creative and enthusiastic learners. We encourage children to relish challenge, marvel at the wonder of the world around them and never stop asking questions. Our teaching is carefully planned to provide challenge for children at all levels of attainment and to ensure that everyone experiences success.
We teach a broad and balanced curriculum through central themes. This fosters an inquisitive approach to learning and allows children to make connections to their own knowledge and across subject areas. All pupils learn the violin, French and attend swimming lessons, and class sets of iPads and interactive whiteboards bring technology into the classroom whatever the lesson. After-school clubs offer a rich extended school day, with opportunities for sport, arts or academic support. Providing a range of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic experiences ensures the engagement of all learners. Frequent opportunities for collaboration and cooperation, and self and peer evaluation help our children become reflective, resilient and ambitious students. We use the local area to extend and contextualise learning through visits. Residential trips offer children the opportunity to discover the countryside, participate in team activities and build their independence, and our annual school visit to the seaside is a time to celebrate hard work and achievements.
You can find out more about teaching at Harbinger in our Teaching and Learning Policy.
"The curriculum is skilfully organised to provide pupils with a wide range of learning activities through themed topics, taking into account the national curriculum."
- Ofsted, 2016