Hockley Heath Academy adopted the Cornerstones Curriculum and Assessment package in September 2015. The impact on staff, parents and children has been so positive the school has since decided to implement the Cornerstones EYFS Curriculum as well.
Roulla Gabriel, Principal at Hockley Heath Academy, invited us to visit the school to see first-hand the impact the Cornerstones Curriculum has had. The full report of our visit will be available on Friday, but every day this week, we'll be giving you a sneak peek of our interviews with staff, parents and children at the school.
Today's video clip features Principal, Roulla Gabriel and parent, Caroline Pugh. Watch the video below or click to view on YouTube.
A transcript of the video clip can be found below.
Hockley Heath and Cornerstones – a parent's views
Principal, Roulla Gabriel:
My Vice Principal and I did an information sharing evening based around Cornerstones where we invited parents into school, talked to them about what the Cornerstones Curriculum was all about, shared some of the learning with them, shared the topic booklets as well. And again, the impact of that was really, really positive.
They felt informed and excited about the new learning that was happening at Hockley Heath.
Parent, Caroline Pugh:
The information that was given was presented in such an enthusiastic manner, I think that was possibly my most… I suppose it was the most appealing part of it.
The staff were so excited about delivering it that I was interested in it myself. And in fact, at times, you know when you get that little goose-pimples kind of thing, that makes you want to teach so I thought, well if it’s exciting for the teachers it’ll be exciting for the children.
If they show enthusiasm, the children will meet that enthusiasm and bring that home with them and I want to meet that as a parent.
Interviews from Hockley Heath
Remember to check back tomorrow for the next video clip from our Hockley Heath interviews – children's views on the Cornerstones Curriculum.