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 tomorrow, but every day this week, we've been 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 children from Year 5. Watch the video below or click to view on YouTube.
A transcript of the video clip can be found below.
Hockley Heath and Cornerstones – views on homework
Principal, Roulla Gabriel:
Parts of the curriculum that weren’t being taught in school, we’ve actually put those into a topic-based homework based all around the Cornerstones, and the impact of that has been very, very positive in that the vast majority of parents have commented really, really positively on the change and the fact that they feel really, really involved in what’s happening in school.
And really positive comments as well about the Cornerstones topics.
Year 5 Children:
I like doing the homework, yeah. I get excited when I do it and I think my Mum and Dad like it, the way how we do our homework now. Instead of just giving them the homework, and we have to do that and it’s really fun and it’s more exciting as well with the new topics.
Interviews from Hockley Heath
Remember to check back tomorrow for the full report of our visit to Hockley Heath Academy – complete with the full video of interviews with teachers, parents and children.