A Bright Future at The Froebelian School, Horsforth

Working behind the scenes for over a year to develop long-term, strategic plans for the benefit of current and future pupils

Following on from our last very successful project to implement technologies in the classroom with the iPad project, the School Council and Senior Leadership Team have been working behind the scenes for over a year to develop long-term, strategic plans for the benefit of current and future pupils.

After wide-ranging discussions, we have identified the following key areas of school provision we will be targeting for investment and development in the future:

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths); and Sport

At Froebelian, we place great importance on children developing the crucial building blocks of learning in Lower Kindergarten and Kindergarten. We already provide a range of rich experiences and opportunities in early years and we intend to restructure and enhance the EYFS environment, both indoors and outdoors; to ignite the children’s curiosity and passion for learning. It is our intention to focus on developing our facilities and wider provision in EYFS as our initial project.

We also intend to explore our approach to the STEAM curriculum. The disciplines involved in STEAM learning will be highly-valued in workplaces of the future as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Equipping our children with the skills needed to contribute positively in an evolving world is vital in a forward-thinking educational model. Plans may include a reconfiguration of specialist teaching areas; enabling wide, cross-curricular opportunities in purpose-built facilities.

Future plans will also concentrate on the potential for improvements to our sport provision; encompassing the range of sports we offer, access to specialist off-site sporting facilities and increased opportunities for teaching being supported by professional coaches.

We are going to be working with architects and other specialists to explore how we can best address bringing our ideas to fruition. As our plans are developed and refined, we will share them with you. We are looking forward to embarking on this new adventure and ensuring all Froebelian children receive a flying start which is relevant to their future success.