We aim to provide a whole-school curriculum to maximise children’s learning and the development of pupils so as to make the world a better place for themselves and others for now and for the future. Our priority is not just to get children secondary school ready or to pass exams. Whilst we recognise the importance of the latter it is the former which is our main driver – making themselves, their family, their community and the rest of the world a better place. A formidable challenge we know – but the key word is better, not perfect. Acquisition of ‘powerful knowledge , skills and understanding‘ (see full curriculum policy statement for further details) which is planned sequentially will be the bedrock of our academic curriculum.
The school curriculum is driven mainly by the statutory requirements of both the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is interpreted through our school vision statements. Our curriculum will be more ambitious than just the standards set by the national curriculum. Furthermore our school curriculum is not just the ‘academic‘ National Curriculum - it will include many other activities and learning experiences. (See the website gallery page for examples of other activities, events, trips, learning opportunities and extra- curricular provision). We believe in the importance of teaching most content through individual subjects rather than too much emphasis on cross-curricular work. Finally we will use the curriculum to address disadvantage and provide equality of opportunity.
Curriculum Intent summary
We aim to provide a curriculum which places emphasis on the following core principles:
What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.