Every child deserves a high quality and appropriate education. All schools must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:
promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The National and Foundation Stage Curricula set out what must be taught however, each school can decide how to interpret this guidance. Our curriculum is based upon our school values of achievement, motivation, respect, responsibility and consistency. By demonstrating these values and through our teaching of PSHE and our Rights Respecting Schools work, we promote British values within our curriculum.
Watch our School Council video about our whole school value for term 5: co-operation.
Our views have been influenced by international, national, local and school based research and monitoring. We know that methods used in The Foundation Stage have been successful and believe that extending this approach and ethos will have a similarly positive effect on children as they progress through the school. The overriding aim at this school is to raise standards in basic skills.
We know that our school has unique characteristics, such as high mobility, and these were highlighted by OFSTED. We have responded to what we know about the school by preparing an appropriate model for teaching the curriculum.
Overall, the curriculum is designed to ensure that children receive their entitlement to a broad curriculum and all statutory elements of the National Curriculum in the long-term. There is continuity and progression of skills, knowledge and understanding in the medium-term and balance in the short term.
The Curriculum Grid
Click here for the curriculum grid. This shows which topics are taught and when. Although the topics for the year will stay the same, the order may change when the teachers plan for that year. For the academic year 2014/15 we will be following Year A.
Our Principles of Assessment
Assessment is the process of forming a judgement about a pupil’s attainment of knowledge, skills and understanding and identifying what the pupil can do and the appropriate next steps and support to progress learning and achieve goals. "University of Manchester – Assessment Framework May 2014"
Assessment is central to teaching, learning and the curriculum. Please click here for our principles of assessment.