Our Approach

Learning through Challenge, Collaboration and Character

At Wise Owl Trust we pride ourselves on knowing our children and the skills that they need to be successful both in school and beyond. We are committed to preparing our children to face the challenges of the modern world with confidence, whilst ensuring that they are strongly numerate and literate, thus equipping our children to overcome academic challenges with determination.

It is with this knowledge of contextual need that our curriculum has been carefully tailored to respond and meet these challenges, encouraging critical thinking and philosophical minds. Experiential and social learning are the key strands to run throughout all aspects of the curriculum. The aim is to encourage children to think critically and creatively, whilst teaching the children the skills of working as a team and the importance of positive competitiveness. All extended pupil participation will be seen as an important aspect of ensuring that children receive a well-rounded and holistic education.

The thematic approach embraces the learning and application of basic skills across the curriculum, encouraging opportunities for work at a greater depth. The curriculum construct has been carefully designed to inspire and motivate our children in fun and challenging ways whilst giving the children a wide range of opportunities to gain experiences that they otherwise would not have had. The teaching of character is the underpinning focus, to give our children the ability to choose intelligently between alternatives and to take ownership of their own actions, giving our children the skills to contribute significantly to society and be academically capable. Research has shown that people with higher levels of emotional intelligence enjoy more satisfying and successful careers and relationships. (Goleman et al 1995)


“There is nothing that our children cannot aspire to be. It is our role to ignite our children’s dreams. Learning through Challenge, Collaboration and Character nurtures creativity in our children. This coupled with giving them the skills, confidence and inspiration, our children will achieve their goals and dreams.”

Sophie Murfin, Executive Principal.