In today’s world, information has never been so easily accessible and the life skills of adaptability, resourcefulness, deep thinking and resilience have never been so relevant.
It is therefore immensely important to us that our school produces people who are not merely depositories of information, but individuals who know how to access, assess and apply knowledge; persons who have truly learnt how to learn.
Our aspiration for every student leaving Focus School Dunstable Campus is that they are established for the rest of their life. We want them to look ahead with confidence, knowing that whatever the future holds, nothing will ever daunt them, because if they are in a situation where they don’t know what to do, they will know what to do.
Whilst this is still visionary in part, in practice we have begun this journey and the move to an increasingly learner-led style of education is an actuality, not a dream.
For the students it means that they understand they can develop not only their knowledge of subjects such as Maths, Science or Geography but that their actual capacity to learn across all subjects and spheres of life can grow and develop.
Through trying, risking failure, not giving up, using the resources they have around them, knowing when and where to ask for help, they can actually extend the scope of their learning power.