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Learning

In 1954, Dorothy Law Nolte published the poem:  Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn
If children live with hostility, they learns to fight
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves
If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel guilt
BUT
If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident
If children live with praise, they learn to be appreciative
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with honesty, they learn what truth is
If children live with fairness, they learn justice
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live

At the Trumpington Federation, we believe that this poem is as relevant today as it was in 1954.  First and foremost, we are a learning community. We recognise that as individuals we all learn in different ways.  We use a variety of techniques and strategies to ensure that all members of our community learn, progress and achieve well, we have high expectations of ourselves, our children and our community.

Staff work in cross-federation teams to collaborate and share knowledge and expertise and develop high quality teaching and learning sequences. We value and invest in the training and development of our staff because we know that by developing their skills and expertise, the greater the achievement of our children.  Our staff are encouraged to collaborate, research and develop opportunities to learn from outstanding practice within and across the federation, locally and nationally.