It is our vision that our curriculum gives our children the very best experiences here to enable them to grow and develop as rounded individuals. Further, that they have a wide and deep knowledge and can use and apply this in each subject and area in life.
We work towards achieving the vision we have for our curriculum in a range of ways. These include:
- Subject specific lessons such as English, mathematics and Religious Education.
- Topic related lessons. Our phase termly newsletters has details of what is being taught and when.
- Physical Education lessons.
- Theme days in school.
- Visits out of school and visitors into school. Visits include day trips and residential ones.
- Participation and involvement in and with our local community. For example, our involvement with Remembrance each year and our work with the elderly in our community.
- Extra curricular clubs. Please see the clubs information on our website for information about our current clubs.
- Opportunities for children to experience responsibility and play an active role in the running of our school. For example, Prefects, Play Leaders and School Councillors.
- Activities with children from other schools. For example, sporting events and our trust’s annual Cathedral day.
The most important impact our curriculum can have is two fold:
- It enables our children to be safe.
- It enables our children to be ready for their next stage of their education and life beyond this.
We are able to measure aspects of this. For example, we use statutory assessments and the progress children make to measure the impact of our English and mathematics curriculum. We also measure the progress children make in other subjects, using our own tracking system.
Other aspects of our curriculum it is almost impossible to ‘measure with number’. The feedback from children, from parents and our own observations, show that children value the experiences we give them and that they help the children to learn and to grow in confidence, maturity and independence.
We keep the implementation and impact of our curriculum under constant review. We do this through our ongoing monitoring and evaluation work. The outcomes of this are used by us to adjust our curriculum.
We provide the information below so that parents and carers can see detailed information about our curriculum and how we approach the teaching of it.