Thorpe House News

How do we tailor our learning?

Welcome to the second part of Mr Ayre’s blog….. The school’s vision is to create a centre of excellence for boy-centred learning. As a staff we have completed a great deal of training on how boys learn best and how we can deliver learning in a way that engages them. Teachers deliver lessons in an…

Why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t get the best out of boys

As teaching professionals it is important to select the approach which is best suited to the skills we are attempting to develop, rather than feel constrained to one teaching approach. Thorpe House is a school for boys and the teachers are skilled at putting differentiated scaffolds in place so each boy, no matter what their…

A Spanish excursion!

Year 4 visited the Europa Centre on Wednesday 8th February. When we arrived we met one of the tutors, Elisa who was from Madrid. She only spoke Spanish to us! There were three other teachers, two from South America and one from Mexico. The centre was set up like a little town with a bank,…

…and relax!

Mrs Treves has started a Relaxation Club which is already proving very popular! “I wanted to offer the boys an alternative to outdoor play as I feel it is very important that boys have a safe place inside the school where they can just BE without any other expectations being put on them. During the…

Youth Speaks success

As many of you may know, Thorpe House School has a well-deserved reputation for producing articulate and confident boys. This was much in evidence again last Friday (20th January), as our boys once again took to the podium in the regular Rotary “Youth Speaks” competition.  Our record run of success at this public speaking competition…