The Coombes Approach: Learning through an experiential and outdoor curriculum
Over the last 40 years the Coombes School in Berkshire, UK, has developed an international reputation for its innovative approach to Nursery and Infant teaching. In this book Sue Humphries, the founder of the school, and Sue Rowe, the former headteacher, explore the principles behind the school and how others can learn from its approach. In particular, the book focuses on the innovative use of the schoolâ€™s environment as a unique â€˜outdoor classroomâ€™ and the development of a sustainable and safe environment in which pupils can play and learn.
The Coombes Approach covers a comprehensive range of topics from curriculum design, pastoral care and the wider policy and community contexts in which the school has operated. Supported by an online resource bank of pictures of the school environment and pupilsâ€™ activities, this is an essential read for school leaders seeking to learn from the successes of the Coombes Schoolâ€™s unique approach to teaching.