Our interdisciplinary lessons are stimulating, engaging and challenging with emphasis not only on content, but also importantly on how the learning is taking place. Pupils will be taught the skills and awareness necessary to best facilitate their own learning. They will appreciate that creativity, imagination, cooperation and determination are crucial when finding solutions, and that these attributes are what make us different and unique from the capabilities of A.I. and robots.
For each project, expert teaching staff draw out the scientific, technical engineering, mathematical and artistic elements of the task and then evaluate the skills and attributes that are needed to complete the challenge successfully.
An example of a STEAM project recently delivered to girls in Reception related to the ethics and story of Golidlocks. The girls were challenged to design and build an unbreakable chair. Through discussions they were able to work through design scenarios and posibilities with their peers and teachers. The girls were then able to plan and draw their designs, plot them digitally using CAD, then create a 3D version harnessing the powers of new technology available to the school. The girls were encouraged to review, test and redesign where necessary.
Other projects planned throughout the school from Y1-9 include building Roman trebuchets, making gunpowder, redesigning steam engines and launching an invasion! These all encompass skills and knowledge from across the curriculum including subjects as diverse as Latin, Music and Chemistry. Pupils from across all ages will have access to age appropriate teaching on Architecture, Scientific Literacy, Spatial Awareness, Earth Science, Material Science and Geo-politics.
Talbot Heath is wholly committed and ready to continue delivering a first class education for the future.