‘Leaders have ensured that pupils have access to enriching learning experiences due to the vibrant and well-designed curriculum. Effective links between subjects provide meaningful opportunities for pupils to use and apply the skills they have been taught in mathematics and English.’ Ofsted 2017
Our core educational offer is at the forefront of everything we do to drive standards/progress and promote well being.
We believe our curriculum is outstanding. It motivates and inspires all pupils and helps them to develop lively enquiring, imaginative and creative minds.
We use quality ongoing assessment to ensure that our children are appropriately challenged so they achieve their own personal best. All children are very well prepared for the next stages in their education and the next challenges and opportunities in their lives.
Our children receive an outstanding grounding in basic skills, including reading, writing, and maths, confidence in the expressive arts and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We also ensure that our pupils have the skills they need to be a successful member of our modern British society learning about the following core values; Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect, Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
Our school aims are at the very heart of our curriculum.
‘… pupils are at the heart of the school. Staff know every pupil as an individual and take a personalised approach to meet their differing needs.’ Ofsted 2017
Our long term plans contain built-in progression. To ensure the relevance of the curriculum, it is essentially thematic in approach and the links between subject areas are exploited to promote the curriculum in an exciting and stimulating way. Each theme is visually and creatively represented to reinforce learning. Separate themes, which are best taught “standing alone”, will be covered appropriately. Flexibility of approach is required to gain the most benefit for all of our children. The continuity across each key stage promotes a collective understanding of the learning taking place within each classroom. By embedding the theme into every aspect of the school day, through subjects taught and assemblies, to the displays around the school, a real, positive, whole school feeling and common language is promoted.
Every child receives a curriculum to which they are entitled. To achieve this, each teacher ensures that work is suitably differentiated to match the needs of every individual. These needs are seen not only as intellectual but also social, physical, aesthetic, cultural, moral and spiritual. It is recognised that every child is an individual with equal opportunities. To release the potential of every individual, resources will be employed be they human or material (within the budget available).
The school ethos recognises that equal opportunities encompass gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, disability, age, sexuality, religion and special educational needs.
Children are treated fairly and are given equal opportunity to take part in activities across the whole school curriculum.
Equality is an important part of the planning and teaching of lessons. When planning work for children with special educational needs we have due regard to information and targets contained in the support plans. We have high expectations of all children and we believe that the equality principles underpin work and life through the school.