Children learn to love learning through being with adults who also love to learn, and are themselves in a context that encourages their learning. Constant reflection and enquiry drives our practice and ensures that we continue to deliver meaningful and measurable outstanding support to the children and families who make up our learning community.
Engaging with and contributing to research allows us to share a huge amount of expertise so that knowledge is not isolated but integrated across the wider community.
Research is particularly important in specialist settings, where understanding, empathy and creativity are cornerstones of good pedagogy. Research restores power in the sense of giving a voice to our unique community. At The Bridge we look to inform wider policy and practice through research ensuring that our community is not simply a passive recipient but an active provider of information to help shape future practice and ensure that everyone is enabled to engage in their love of learning to the fullest.