Learning resilience at Winchester House School
"In sport we put out over 10 girls’ and 10 boys’ teams every week so EVERYONE has a chance to represent the school at sport."
Learning to fail is a great lesson in life At Winchester House School we create opportunities for the children to develop their self-esteem to ensure that they are resilient, enabling them to tackle and overcome any obstacles they face.
As well as preparing children for success, we teach the children the skills needed to cope with failing and teach them to see any ‘failure’ as a stepping stone to success in the future. We develop the character of each child by giving them the opportunities to challenge themselves in a supportive environment.
At Winchester House our philosophy is to challenge children outside their comfort zone. When things go wrong, we seek to understand what we have learned. Our curriculum gives opportunities to problem solve. Small class sizes ensure children can work with tutors to learn how to overcome problems.
In sport we put out over 10 girls’ and 10 boys’ teams every week so EVERYONE has a chance to represent the school at sport.
Over 75% of our children learn a musical instrument and our lunchtime concerts ensure EVERY child performs to an audience.
Our unique ‘Learn to Lead’ programme teaches leadership and teambuilding. As well as practical leadership tasks presented to the children as part of their curriculum, all children from Years 3-8 take part in an expedition from one night camping to a five night camp in Snowdonia.
As part of our supportive environment, we have also introduced a new Well-Being Mentor – someone that children can talk to about feelings and share any worries they may have.
We encourage children to take up opportunities and embrace challenge with tenacity and we believe building a child’s self-esteem is key to happiness and their ability and desire to learn.
Come along to our open morning on Saturday 14th May and meet our children and see the school in action for yourself.
“Pupils’ personal development is excellent. They are self-assured, with high levels of confidence, and have a strong awareness of moral issues” (ISI report)
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