Wings School Notts is rated Good for Education and Outstanding for Care by Ofsted. The school has introduced lessons to directly support pupils in skills which will help them become effective members of the community.
Thinking about and exploring a range of themes, the TREK project (Trust, Respect, Effort and Kindness) is designed to work across both education and care, with both staff teams working with young people on these important characteristics and how they apply to everyday life.
The lessons invite young people to think about what makes a good school and a good place to learn and how TREK contributes to that. They also encourage decision-making both as a group and as individuals as well as exploring how children and staff use TREK both in school and in our everyday lives.
Principal Andy Cutts-McKay said: “Young people and staff are finding the sessions very rewarding. The introductory sessions on TREK saw the children look at what trust, respect, effort and kindness mean, through discussion and role-play and looking at what an ideal lesson start would be – and what would be the worst!
“The aim is to help the children understand more fully about how being respectful and kind to each other can impact on our experiences, as well as how well we learn and what we get out of lessons and life. TREK is also aiming to help children understand that trusting each other, trusting the staff teams and indeed, trusting themselves and their abilities, all have a positive impact too."