Barfield awarded gold mark for 'Learning Outside the Classroom.'

Barfield awarded gold mark for 'Learning Outside the Classroom.'

Barfield has received national recognition for its commitment to taking learning outside the classroom (LOtC) the highest award of its kind.

Being awarded LOtC Mark (Gold) is a tremendous achievement for all the staff and special thanks goes to Mrs Trevett, Head of Humanities and Outdoor Learning. It shows that we are providing our pupils with potentially life-changing opportunities. We’re thrilled to get national recognition for our efforts, and we look forward to continuing to develop what we do, to helping our pupils achieve their potential and to promoting the many benefits of taking teaching and learning beyond the classroom walls.

LOtC Mark is awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the national voice for learning outside the classroom. LOtC is known to contribute significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development. It also contributes to the quality and depth of learning (OFSTED, Learning Outside the Classroom -How far should you go? 2008).

Dr Anne Hunt, Chief Executive of CLOtC said: “Learning outside the classroom has many proven educational benefits as well as providing some of the most valuable and memorable experiences in a child’s school life. Achieving LOtC Mark (Gold) demonstrates that Barfield Prep is a leader in providing learning experiences outside the classroom and that these sessions are a genuine part of the everyday life of the school, are available to all of their children and young people. I congratulate them on achieving this award.”

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