Getting Ready For Learning

At Kingfisher we place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that children are supported in Getting Ready For Learning, over coming any potential barriers to effective learning. We strongly believe in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need plays an underpinning role in getting children ready for learning with consideration of:
  1. Physical needs
  2. Safety needs
  3. Love, friendship and belonging
  4. Self-esteem
  5. Self-fulfilment & actualisation

If a child is hungry, upset, uncomfortable or in pain then learning will be compromised. We use many different approaches, which are planned and personalised to the child’s needs at the time. We develop strategies in meeting the child’s needs ensuring that our knowledge of each individual is reflected upon and their presentation on a daily bases is taken into account. For example if a child arrives in school in discomfort, we will use their physiotherapy guidelines in helping to re-position them and ensure that they are comfortable and ready for learning.

The Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) holds all the information around every child to help us meet each child’s needs in Getting Ready For Learning. These include: