2768 SMC 018At St Mary’s Calne, we have an innovative approach incorporating Connected Teaching and Learning. This is based around four pillars:

Connected across subjects
Developing interdisciplinary thinkers with the ability to transfer skills and knowledge

Connected digitally
Using IT to enhance learning

Connected with teachers
To foster a love of learning

Connected with the wider community
Collaborating with universities, other institutions and professionals to create opportunities for real world learning

These four pillars are connected to our broader academic philosophy of 'Academic Buoyancy', the capacity to overcome setbacks, challenges and difficulties that are part of everyday academic life. By fostering academic buoyancy, pupils will leave St Mary's with five key strengths that will prepare them for the academic and wider challenges beyond school

- Confidence
- Coordination
- Control
- Composure
- Commitment