In a school such as ours, which provides a broad-based, holistic approach to education, each individual’s uniqueness is enhanced and polished through his or her immersion in a variety of activities.

— Dee Pitcairn , Head of Primary

The Reddam House difference is based on the evidence that all learners have different abilities, learning preferences and individual interests. We engage in a range of learning methods, with a specific focus on the depth of content and thereby a deeper understanding for all students; helping them thrive and grow in a nurturing academic environment.

Our core belief is that all students within a classroom can learn effectively when motivated and interested. Developing a variety of teaching materials and assessment measures is an important factor in supporting our goal of academic excellence and producing well-rounded students.

 We interpret and plan the curriculum in a way that facilitates students’ strengths. In doing so, our teachers are encouraged to develop differentiated instruction so that all students are supported; setting different expectations regarding task completion and immersing them in multifaceted learning based on individual needs.

Our delivery of instruction varies in pace and scaffolding and is specific to the needs of each student. This ensures that our teaching environment is inclusive and sets all students up for success.

We strongly believe in the power of pre-assessment and ongoing assessments to gauge how our students are learning and what they know, providing feedback for both teacher and student. This approach, using tools that are fair, rigorous, challenging, and which engage students in the curriculum in meaningful ways, not only aims to encourage student participation but focuses on appropriate instruction and assessment.

Reddam’s underlying philosophy of striving for academic excellence is based on an organised, yet flexible way of proactively adjusting teaching and learning methods, which accommodates each child's learning needs and interest so that all our students reach their full potential.