To ensure that our pupils can maximise their academic achievement and to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, social, physical, emotional and mental development, our curriculum will:-
- be relevant, meaningful, engaging and enjoyable, providing pupils with an appropriate ownership and responsibility for their learning and behaviour;
- be linked to life beyond the classroom and designed to enable pupils to make a positive contribution to society;
- develop the “whole” child;
- promote aspiration in pupils, parents and carers;
- positively create an ethos and environment to develop pupils as independent, creative and analytical “thinkers”;
- be flexible, enabling all pupils’ needs to be acknowledged, responded to appropriately and met;
- use first hand practical experiences whenever possible and high quality resources making best use of the local environment;
- be developmentally appropriate (without putting restrictions on a pupil’s ability to achieve at the highest levels) and therefore, develop a depth of understanding and a secure knowledge base;
- promote the acquisition of basic skills in literacy, numeracy, computing and “thinking”;
- ensure that pupils can apply and use the skills and ideas developed in one area of learning, to another;
- instil a fundamental respect for religious, moral and democratic British values, which includes tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life and which helps pupils to understand the independence and interdependence of individuals, groups and nations, in order to create equality of opportunity.
Our curriculum newsletters provide further information about the learning happening in each class this term. These are sent out to parents at the start of each school term.