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Every Child Can Thrive

2 May 2023: 

In today's fast-paced world, it is easy for schools to get lost in the whirlwind of daily activity, urgently pulling and encouraging children onwards and upwards. However, it is important to remember that every child is unique and exceptional in their own way. One of the most important ways to ensure that each child has a chance to thrive is to focus on the individual child. This means paying attention to their strengths, interests, and abilities, and creating an environment that supports and nurtures these qualities. The very best schools will provide this individual attention.

For example, if a child is particularly interested in music, it is important to provide opportunities for them to explore and develop their talents in this area. Similarly, if a child has a natural talent for maths and science, it is important to provide opportunities for them to explore and develop these skills. This could include advanced maths and science classes or within specific clubs and activities.

It is also important to remember that each child has their own unique learning style and pace. Some children may learn best through hands-on activities, while others may learn best through visual aids or talks. By providing a variety of learning opportunities, we can ensure that every child has a chance to learn in a way that works best for them.

Creating a personalised learning experience for each child not only helps them to thrive, but it also helps to build their self-esteem and confidence. When children feel valued and supported, they are more likely to take risks, try new things, and achieve their goals.

‘The number one priority is to ensure that a child is happy and their needs are being met.’

Further reading: How to tell if your child is thriving at school | Muddy Stilettos