The Sherwood School community is committed to providing quality learning opportunities that are responsive to the unique attributes of all students. With a committed professional team of educators, knowledgeable in teaching middle year’s learners, teaching and learning experiences reflect the importance of developing student-centered approaches that challenge students to inquire, reflect and collaborate. Emphasis is placed on empowering students to reach their potential through ongoing formative feedback, high expectations, innovative and engaging learning opportunities, and mentorship.
At Sherwood School
- Learning is an active process that demands full student participation in work.
- Learning is both an individual and a cooperative venture, where students work on their own as well as with other students to solve problems and demonstrate learning.
- Learning encompasses a broad spectrum including the foundational skills in literacy and numeracy, while supporting students in utilizing technological tools to represent new understandings and opportunities to investigate significant inquiry questions.
- Learning is goal-oriented, engaging, and connected to the real world so students can connect what they learn in school to the outside world.
- Learning is personalized so students and teachers can set goals that are realistic and attainable while challenging and rigorous.
- Learning encourages a component of self-evaluation. Assessment is a tool that develops further teaching and learning strategies.
- Learning is something that needs a comfortable physical environment and an atmosphere of support (caring), respect and safety.
Learning Support Team
We have a team of staff members whose work is focused on supporting students with unique or complex learning needs. School-based resources, Area resources, and community resources can be connected to provide appropriate educational opportunities for all students. Students have unique needs; we strive to meet them with resources that are available. You may contact the school of you feel your child is in need of additional supports.
School Improvement Goals
- To improve the academic performance of all students in the areas of Literacy (Reading and Writing) and Numeracy (Mathematics)
- To engage all students in their learning (personalization).
- To ensure that all students are actively and intellectually engaged in their learning through designing high quality instructional tasks and assessments.