Thetford Academy’s Learning Principles serve as both a foundation and a guide as we strive to provide every student with an individualized, high-quality education. At TA, we believe that education should be:
- Active and Engaging
People learn by doing. Students need to engage in direct experience, including practice, application, creation, and invention.
- Reflective and Thoughtful
People learn by thinking about experience. Students need to reflect, evaluate, and integrate new learning.
- Varied and Adaptive
People learn in diverse ways. Students need multiple approaches that explore and respect varied learning styles.
- Safe and Supportive
People learn by taking risks in a secure environments. Students need physical and emotional safety, along with encouragement to question and experiment.
- Structured and Coherent
People learn by constructing meaning and seeing patterns. Students need clear expectations, purposeful organization, and valid assessment of their work.
- Motivating and Inspiring
People learn by interacting with expert mentors and inspiring models. Students need relationships with adults-both professional teachers and community mentors-who know their subjects and who love their vocations.