Learning and teaching at Xenion Junior School are rooted in experiential learning.
Children are encouraged to experiment through carefully structured play and independent discovery to ensure that all intelligences, including kinaesthetic, spatial and emotional, are developed. There is a hands-on approach to all lessons which helps the children to become confident and independent learners, less likely to rely on ‘spoon-feeding’ by the teacher.
Teaching at this school is firmly child-centered and we take advantage of every new and exciting pedagogical method while always retaining foundations rooted in approaches which have withstood the test of time: we blend the best of the new with the wisdom of previous generations.
Linguistic improvement is a major aim of our curriculum and is developed every day in both oral and written work. We also focus on the development of mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding, through practical work, mental maths and more formal, written exercises.
All aspects of the curriculum are approached with equal care and attention to children’s needs, allowing each child to express themselves creatively, intellectually and emotionally while developing their talents across the range of subjects offered.
Limited class sizes ensure that each child is given the attention they need to do well and of children assessment is ongoing and formative; designed to support and encourage improvement in a diagnostic way.
Children are not only grouped by age; we also take into account individual abilities, so that our flexible and innovative teaching can enable every child to fulfil their potential.