As a school we base our learning on a broad and balanced curriculum and strive to deliver a wide and varied learning experience. We are committed to developing each child’s unique potential within a secure and caring environment. We shape our curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive of every child and that it addresses each aspect of how a child develops, progresses and grows both academically and emotionally. We use a range of sources to meet the needs of the curriculum and provide an exciting and enlightening learning experience for our children, maximising the opportunities in our local area. Enrichment is woven into the very fabric of our planning, teaching and assessment processes in each and every subject. Our children come to school with different life experiences, which impacts on their vocabulary, reasoning and understanding. We intend to provide wealth of educational visits and experiences to improve learning outside the classroom and to create links between learning and fun for our children. It is invaluable that our children develop understanding about the world in which we live. We construct a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or high needs, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. We believe that our children should not only reach their best academically, but also develop a thirst for knowledge, foster a love of learning and leave our school with independent learning skills. Our teaching and learning opportunities give children ability to be successful in a creative, safe, calm environment where classrooms and other learning spaces promote high aspiration.
The curriculum consists of many planned experiences in school and out: lessons, topic days, school council, assemblies, clubs, sports, visits, residential camps, fund raising, and community work. Outcomes may be designed to meet the requirements of the new National Curriculum but also to develop the skills needed for learning and for life. Our rich curriculum is designed so that the subject specific skills are scaffolded across the year. In order to ensure that progression and balance is maintained, the programmes of study are then developed into medium term. We are developing better ways of assessing children’s needs and measuring impact on progress and attainment and, as such, teaching is carefully tailored to meet the needs of all the children.
We strive to ensure that our children’s attainment in core and foundation subjects is in line with or exceeding their age related expectations when we consider the varied starting points of children. We intend that the impact is that children will be academically and physically prepared for the next phase of their education, in Britain and the world.
The impact will be that our learners will have fully rounded characters with a clear understanding of complex values like equality, friendship, trust and many others. Only by really learning what these mean will our learners be able to develop a character that prepares them for living in the community demonstrating tolerance and equality. We measure this not just by the work our children produce, but in the behaviours we see each and every day in all learners on the playground, in the corridor, and in the many roles we give them. The impact of this intention is seen in the daily interaction of all members of our school community
We strive to improve how the children approach challenges every day. This could be on the playground, in a game or disagreement, or in class in a complex learning challenge. The impact should be that children don’t give up, are highly motivated to succeed and achieve and are equipped with all the personal skills to do this.
Our learners will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality. They will make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of their community. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong, and will be resilient to the influence of others. They will go out into the world and make a difference in their own life and to others. Our learners will be the owners of their own destinies.
Autumn 2020 Curriculum Overview (please click on the year group link to view)
Curriculum Planning: Intent, Implementation and Impact. (please click to view full document)
If you any queries about our curriculum please contact Mrs Johnson, Head teacher on 0191 528 3058.