‘Transforming lives through inspirational learning’

Our pupils develop a love of learning which provides them with the cultural capital to embrace their next stage of education and prepares them to become global citizens. We aim for all of our pupils to make excellent progress regardless of their individual starting points, when they join/leave, learning needs or background.


We deliver a thematic based curriculum that where possible, incorporates experiential learning.  We ensure that the curriculum is adaptive to meet the needs of the learners (e.g. the learning theme’s change according to needs of the co-hort) however, it is underpinned by set progression in knowledge and skills. Our curriculum goes beyond the basic skills and provides opportunities that pupils would not normally have access too.

Learning Values At The Pines – The 6 Cs

We embed these core values through our rich and varied curriculum so that our children leave us with the  characteristics that will support them on their life-long learning journey. In a world that is forever changing, our aim is that pupils will be able to actively embrace all future challenges with success:


Character refers to qualities of the individual essential for being personally effective in a complex world including: grit, tenacity, perseverance, resilience, reliability, and honesty.


Thinking like global citizens, considering global issues based on a deep understanding of diverse values with genuine interest in engaging with others to solve complex problems that impact human and environmental sustainability.


Collaboration refers to the capacity to work interdependently and synergistically in teams with strong interpersonal and team‐related skills including effective management of team dynamics, making substantive decisions together, and learning from and contributing to the learning of others.


Communication entails mastery of three fluencies: digital, writing, and speaking tailored for a range of audiences.


Having an ‘entrepreneurial eye’ for economic and social opportunities, asking the right questions to generate novel ideas, and demonstrating leadership to pursue those ideas into practice.

Critical Thinking

Critically evaluating information and arguments, seeing patterns and connections, constructing meaningful knowledge and applying it in the real world.

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