Our curriculum provides breadth:
Our pupils’ backgrounds, our culture and our climate for learning provide the following drivers that underpin all areas of our curriculum:
We offer a thoughtful range of experiences that support our culture: pupils enjoy a ‘full spectrum’ of academic, physical, spiritual, moral, social, cultural activities that enrich their lives and give them the confidence and skills for a fulfilled and happy life.
Possibilities: This helps pupils to build aspirations and know all the possibilities for their future lives. Through this driver we will encourage enterprise, teach children financial awareness and responsibility, look at different opportunities and career prospects and meet people who do different jobs; investigate global and social mobility and inspire the children to travel.
Initiative: This helps our pupils to grow as independent learners, not dependent on adults to learn. Pupil-led enquiry is key to developing higher order thinking skills, which is fundamental to success with learning but also for success in later life. Through a range of engaging stimuli we encourage pupils to investigate lines of enquiry through their own questioning.
Community: This helps pupils to become positive members of their surrounding community. Through teaching trust, respect, honesty, communication, caring, common interests and shared values we ensure that our children have a sense of belonging within the school and equal respect for all members of the school community.
Diversity: This ensures that all pupils feel secure, valued and confident to talk about their beliefs and feelings and are understanding that we are all different and this difference should be celebrated.
Our curriculum provides appropriate balance:
We believe that all children should feel clever and experience the feeling of accomplishment in a wide range of areas. Our curriculum therefore gives pupils an excellent mix of academic and personal development; it gives equal importance to core and foundation subjects; physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing are both valued, understood and prioritised by our careful consideration of curriculum design.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, along with a well-planned and structured programme of personal development, underpins all of our work and is monitored as closely as academic subjects.
We carefully balance the requirement for pupils to reach national expectations in core subjects with our wider curriculum aims of providing a full spectrum of thoughtful and enriching experiences. As a result our pupils thrive.