STUDENT AGENCY IN LEARNING

SAIL is a curriculum choice which focuses on giving learners the opportunity to develop self-directed, autonomous learning. ​It is an innovative approach that empowers learners to achieve more by taking positive learning risks. This enhances learner’s self-confidence, self-regulation and improves students’ academic attainment.

There are two aspects to the SAIL curriculum there is the coaching aspect and the mission aspect. The coaching aspect focuses on ensuring learners have allocated time at least every other week with their champion which can be a teacher or a teaching assistant. The aim of the coaching conversations is to give learners time with someone who believes in them and supports them. The coaching conversation structure has been based around the emotional coaching approach which can be found below. Emotion Coaching is based on the principle that nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships provide optimal contexts for the promotion of children's outcomes and resilience. 

The positive conversation allows learners to discuss their feelings and reflect on what’s gone well and to facilitate learners in creating a purposeful goal. Learners will then discuss how they are going to get there and if they need any support to reach their goal. This will be communicated in learners planners to allow parental support towards their goals.

The mission aspect of SAIL is a sequential curriculum which focuses on emotions and Oakfield’s character building skills in key stage 3 which is paramount for learners to be able to communicate their feelings and develop the skills required to work towards purposeful learning goals. The knowledge is then applied in KS4 where learners focus on understanding and making a difference to the school community. Finally, in KS5 the curriculum focuses on

KS3 MISSION OVERVIEW

KS4 MISSION OVERVIEW