Great emphasis is placed on creating an atmosphere at Inwoods in which children can retain/develop a positive attitude to learning. Bearing this in mind, the curriculum is meant to engage children, but not to entertain them. Children are expected to participate in the activities offered and to respect the teachers but also feel safe to question and express how they feel about the activities. Children are also encouraged to become self-directed in their learning. At Inwoods we feel that children don’t gain confidence by being praised for their attributes, but instead by tackling obstacles and overcoming them.