Throughout the Nursery and Junior School, we work in partnership with parents to provide a holistic educational experience which places your child at the centre of teaching and learning pedagogy. We recognise and value that no one knows your child better than you, and through our approach of actively listening, we nurture pupils’ self-esteem and inner belief whilst providing an extensive and engaging learning environment. It is our mission at SJS to instil a genuine love for learning and for pupils to become empowered by a personal motivation to be the very best version of themselves.
‘ATELIER is a French word that translates literally as a studio or workshop and is often used to denote a group of artists, designers or architects working collaboratively,’ The Tate.
In Early Years and KS1, we embrace and incorporate this as a way of working in a physical studio/workshop space. As children then move into KS2 they experience ATELIER as a subject.
KS2 ATELIER: Arts, Technology, Engineering, Looking, Investigating, Evaluating and Researching/ Recording.
This forms the basis of the SJS thinking curriculum which dovetails into the SES 4C’s of collaboration, complex problem solving, creativity and critical thinking. We are all aware of a rapidly changing world, in which our children are learning and finding their place. We therefore believe it to be vital that we reflect upon our practice and provision in order to keep our curriculum evolving, current and relevant. Children will need to develop curiosity, resilience and the ability to collaborate with others in this changing world.
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Stamford Junior School is a lovely homely strong values school with great facilities and a strong leadership team as well as a well-oiled office/ administrative team which is imperative for busy parents like myself who value how the school communicates so clearly with parentsLeila Benton- Jones Current Parent
The new Early Years reception classes made our transfer from the Nursery a smooth one and we love the integration of indoor and outdoor learning through play.Stamford Junior School Parent 2018
The ethos of the school is that of a forward thinking rounded education of character and mind. My children are encouraged to develop their own capabilities through a range of experiences, activities, taught lessons, collaborative projects and challenges. SJS realize all children are very different but they take the time to work each child out so they can maximize their educational journey.Cory Fuller Current Parent
Stamford Junior School nurtures the academic and social growth of its children, whilst enriching them with values which emphasise community and responsibility. The School is a caring environment in which the children feel safe and happy.
The curriculum provided is broad, balanced and stimulating, to enable all our children to achieve their best. We aim to promote a love of learning and joy in discovery, both essential aspects of our ‘Independent Learning, Intellectual Curiosity’ (ILIC) ethos. The National Curriculum is followed but with the addition of a great deal more. For instance, the majority will play a musical instrument and the children experience an exciting introduction to Modern Foreign Languages, focusing on Spanish and French. Sporting opportunities are of an exceptionally high standard and exciting educational visits, including residential ones, develop independence and broaden horizons.
Pupil well-being is given the highest priority at Stamford Junior School. The pastoral leader (Deputy Head), supported by all staff, oversees the welfare of the children and provides a personal and approachable support for families throughout their time at the School. Parents and children are encouraged to speak to class teachers, form teachers and the full-time school nurses about any worries, however small. It is fundamental that every child at the School is known as an individual and any issues are quickly picked up.