I think that this way of learning has had
a huge impact on my children. My oldest is in year four and has come from a different
primary school to be at Jubilee Park. And she was very much struggling in school before
we came here. And this approach to learning has helped her enormously. And I think the
whole ownership side of the way the curriculum is being led now gives her that sense of responsibility
and that sense of “I want to achieve.” And she’s so much more engaged in her learning
and as a result has improved massively. She’s taken ownership for what she’s able to do
and she’s taken pride in what her capabilities are and she can recognise her capabilities
better now that she’s in that environment where there isn’t that kind of pressure.
Yeah. And children… there’s a whole lot of positive reinforcement going on here and
that’s really important that children are not just swimming along like fish in a river.
That actually if one fish wants to swim in a different direction, as long as they actually
get to the same point, then that’s perfectly acceptable.
My children very much use the language of the new curriculum. They very often say their
“learner capacities”. They like to quote them to me, “Mum, you’re not allowing me to
use my capacity of… if you do that,” I’m like, “Oh, okay.” I’m quite surprised. I’m
quite surprised sometimes by their level of understanding of it. And I think, “Oh my gosh,
I didn’t really expect that from you.” They recognize their own ability and to what
level they can achieve, which is nurturing success. The great things that Jubilee Park
give to them they carry forward. They instil a sense of responsibility, which
is not too much for them, it’s not heavy for them, but it just gives them that sense of
responsibility so they do take that ownership. I think we’re very lucky that we have that
insight into what’s happening in our child’s education.
Absolutely. We’re very much involved by the school in
what’s being done and what the changes are and what that means for us and what it means
for our children. They’re very inclusive. On a daily basis, actually, they’re very inclusive
to the point where we know about their immersion days and we know about enrichment days, and
I think these all lean towards the new curriculum in quite a positive way. It’s a really inclusive
environment and I think that’s so important, not just for the children, but for the parents