It is more than just "school" at Orion and Goldbeaters.
I Shine Learning is the name we give to All we do.
We believe in a Positive Way of Living and Learning TOGETHER where:
Aims of the School and the Quest
Each year we have 5 goals for everyone to achieve together. The annual Quest is the tool that joins us all as we work to achieve these aims. We also have one long term goal called Gen H. Our job is to develop the next generation of young people who are hopeful, happy, kind and are able to play their part in making the world a positive place.
Sunergy - NEW for 2023/24 this is a thinking skill enabling children to use positive initiative
iPower – the Power to Live, Learn and be kind...our way of teaching behaviour
The children learn how to have an impact on the world. iPower is the ability to be a great learner, make great choices in everyday life and be super kind.
Communication skills are something all children need extra help to develop. iTalk is the name we give to our big focus on greetings, manners, explaining and socialising.
We have a collective name for our children – Kindness Kids. All have an amazing natural talent – kindness. The year has times when we focus on tasks to change the world.
DO MORE and Eager Readers
Children are encouraged to do more than “the basics”. It is also essential that they expand their knowledge of the world. We help them develop a DO MORE attitude about learning and life.
Learning in EYFS - 2yrs - 4yrs
Learning - Academic Learning, World Learning, KS1 & KS2
Orion/Goldbeaters Literacy and Numeracy Time
Cultural Capital Learning - The Amazing I Shine Year
Event Filled Learning Year
GO FEST and Word Up Fest - "Learning Festivals"
I Shine's Additional Learning
I Shine University
One night each week pupils stay for an additional 40 minutes and take part in activities that are not on the curriculum but help them find and discover their passion and talents.
The I Shine Clubs
Children wanting to participate in extra learning join "clubs" are set up in art, music, sport etc...up to 50 a week across the Federation
I Shine Services
One Kind Productions - we have a Youtube channel for monthly films as well as an adult acting group. Our films give news and information as well as positive messages to our community.