At Carcroft school culture is planned for, developed, and sustained through practices that bring the community together, promote shared understandings, and encourage all community members to become crew, not passengers. Relationships with our students are at the heart of everything we do. One structure for developing this relationship—and supporting students socially, emotionally, and academically—is crew.
Crew provides each student with a one-to-one relationship with an adult advisor (crew leader) at the school, as well as a consistent and ongoing small-scale peer community. Crew leaders monitor and support student progress, serve as the student’s advocate in difficult academic and social situations, and act as the primary contact point between parents and the school. Crew meetings are frequently used for team building exercises and for group discussions on topical issues. These exercises and discussions help establish crew identity and a positive school culture.
We believe that if we get crew right, we get everything right!
Crew is underpinned by our habits of working and learning. If these conditions are right then children will become the best versions of themselves. See a breakdown of our HoWLs here:
|Morning Crew||End of Day Crew|
|2:50 – 3:10|
Daily Howls check-out
Each child will receive at least 45 minutes of quality crew time a day; this is because crew is a fundamental part of our curriculum.