Curriculum Statement 2016
Governing bodies are required to produce a curriculum statement annually. This replaces the requirement under the School Framework and Standards Act 1998 for a curriculum plan. As from September 2014 there is an expectation from the government for all mainstream primary schools to deliver the new National Curriculum. We have therefore adapted our School curriculum accordingly to ensure that we meet the current aims and statutory requirements.
Although our curriculum is underpinned by the aims of the National Curriculum, there are other planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Where links can be made subjects are taught creatively through The International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is a topic based approach to learning which focuses on academic and personal development. It aims to enthuse children about learning and teach them skills which will enable them to become independent learners. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely.
We place a strong emphasis on the development of basic skills that are necessary for lifelong learning. Each year group has a set of ‘non-negotiables’ in English and Maths that are taught and expected to be applied. Phonics is delivered through the Read Write Inc programme. Equal importance is given to grammar lessons in KS1.
Our Values - based education philosophy underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. A rounded programme of assemblies and events promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong. We are sensitive to the needs of all our children and carefully plan special educational provision to meet individual and group needs.
We aim to make our children as articulate, literate, numerate and socially apt as possible. Therefore, we try our utmost to ensure our school curriculum is broad, balanced and challenging and aims to provide children with the opportunity to: