We aim to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which will promote the moral, spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils, thus enabling them to lead happy and useful lives, both now and in the future. Our School Vision is to create an excellent Church School, incorporating learning experiences which lead to strong life achievements for our pupils. Our school curriculum is underpinned by our strong Christian ethos and our principal target is focused around providing high-quality, educational experiences that result in improvement in our pupils across their learning.
Intent: “Know the Way”
- Subject Leaders construct a successful curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the best knowledge, skills and understanding. This is a curriculum of breadth, ambition and inclusion.
- The curriculum is coherently planned, consistent and sequenced, to train up our children in the way they should go, as featured in our Foundation Stone of 1872.
- The curriculum is successfully adapted, designed or developed to meet the needs of our lowest 20% of learners, as well as pupils with SEND. We know our children and adapt to their needs accordingly.
- The School recognises the importance of reading across all areas of the curriculum to deepen the enjoyment of subjects.
Implementation: “Show the Way”
- Children benefit from meaningful learning across the curriculum. Teachers have good knowledge of the subject(s) they teach. Curriculum Leaders provide effective support for those teaching outside their main areas of expertise. “Meaningful” learning gives the pupils a context, builds on any previous learning in that subject and has an outcome that should be memorable for our pupils.
- Staff create an environment that supports the intent of an ambitious, coherently planned and sequenced curriculum. The resources are chosen to meet the children’s needs and promote learning.
- Teachers present subject matter clearly, promoting appropriate discussion about the subject matter being taught. They check pupils’ understanding systematically, identify misconceptions accurately and provide clear, direct feedback. In so doing, they respond and adapt their teaching as necessary.
- Over the course of study, teaching is designed to help pupils to remember long term the content they have been taught and to integrate new knowledge into larger ideas; this links back to our meaningful learning.
- Teachers and leaders use assessment well, for example to help pupils embed and use knowledge fluently, or to check understanding and inform teaching. Leaders understand the limitations of assessment and do not use it in a way that creates unnecessary burdens on staff or pupils.
- Subject Leaders provide support in quality reading lists and opportunities for classes in connection to their current learning journey.
- Teachers insist on high standards across all areas of the curriculum. They encourage their pupils to read widely across a subject – age appropriately – and demand the quality of writing is maintained across all experiences.
Impact: “Grow the Way”
- Pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well. Their work across the curriculum is of high quality and teachers create purposeful writing opportunities for every pupil.
- We will see the impact of our Curriculum in the books of our pupils and the outcomes produced.
- Formative and summative data will show our pupils – both key groups and individuals – making progress against objectives.
- Pupils are ready for the next phase of education. They have grown, over time, the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our pupils leave us imbued with thankfulness, hope, friendship, wisdom and trust, as self-confident learners, ready for their next phase in education.