At Franklin we offer an education rich in knowledge, culture and vocabulary, rooted in the best that has been thought and said so far, with reading at its heart, and implemented in a nurturing environment that invests much in social and emotional capital, enabling all to thrive. Our aim is to achieve real equity and equality of opportunity for ALL pupils, thus equipping Franklin alumni with a deep body of knowledge built up over time embellished by culturally rich experiences, enabling them to confidently and successfully navigate the world beyond our gates.
For to question the status quo takes courage and confidence. To propose an alternative takes knowledge and understanding of what has gone before and what is possible going forward. A great education gives children the wherewithal to do both.
Our pupils are confident, curious and engaged learners who relish a challenge, contribute well in lessons, are proud of their school and their achievements, and supportive and encouraging of each other; they recognise that success requires effort and that errors afford the opportunity for real learning to occur.
Reading is a priority from the earliest years at Franklin, starting with the development of phonemic awareness in the nursery and the explicit teaching of the 44 phonemes of the English language throughout reception and beyond via our rigorous, sequential Read Write Inc phonics programme, enabling all to decode words confidently, the first step to becoming lifelong readers (and writers).
Reading is at the heart of the curriculum. Pupils quickly become fluent readers, reading increasingly complex texts. Pupils genuinely like to read. Ofsted
Vocabulary development is a big focus in all subjects. Older pupils use sophisticated language. Ofsted
The school offers much more than academic subjects. Ofsted
Leaders expect all their pupils to meet high standards and have a well-rounded education. They have achieved this. Ofsted