We believe that all children deserve the right to experience, achieve and enjoy music at Tree Tops, and we see the value that music has in enhancing well-being and joy through the practice of singing to a high standard.
Learning and teaching of music is not only based around the four areas covered in the National Curriculum (listening, composing, performing and evaluating) but also is embedded in our cross-curricular approach to learning.
We are lucky to have Academy Trust wide opportunities to enhances provision across our school, such as the joint choir who will form part of the Kent wide singing festival held at the O2 in London each year.
This gives the pupils exciting opportunities to take part in performance and sing in our choir.
Through weekly whole school singing, pupils are able to demonstrate proudly in performance in school, at the local church and in cross school opportunities that we are developing this year.
Pupils have the opportunity to practice a range of simple musical instruments and we are currently developing the provision of this across the school.
"The pupil premium funding and sports premium funding are used to good effect." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress." Ofsted 2017
"Safeguarding is effective. Systems to keep pupils safe are robust" Ofsted 2017
"The curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to learn across a range of subjects. British values are promoted effectively." Ofsted 2017
"Good teaching in Year 5 and Year 6 ensures that most pupils catch up and make expected progress in a range of subjects by the end of key stage 2." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave well and have good manners. They demonstrate a strong understanding of tolerance and respect." Ofsted 2017
"Leaders, governors and the trust have a strong understanding of the school’s effectiveness. Their recent actions are ensuring that the school is improving quickly." Ofsted 2017
“Pupils speak highly about the quality of education they receive. They are very loyal to the Academy, each other and the staff. They appreciate the support they receive to do their best. Pupils’ conduct around the Academy and in class is excellent.”
“Teachers provide highly detailed and effective feedback on a regular basis so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils regularly respond to marking to ensure they improve upon their understanding. Pupils are now given more opportunities to complete their work fluently and at greater length. Good progress is strongly evident across the books surveyed.”
“Books are well presented and demonstrate that pupils take pride in their work. They contain a varied number of tasks and activities for pupils.”
“Systems to keep pupils safe are rigorous. They feel safer because behaviour has improved and there are good opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations.”
“As a result of the senior leaders’ determination and attention to detail, the quality of education has improved, aspirations have been raised and staff morale is high.”