To deliver a curriculum which:
- Inspires and encourages children to become lifelong learners, where they have a passion to learn and the knowledge and skills to take with them into the next stages of education and the world of work, through a secure understanding of the need to develop resilience and independence.
- Instils the understanding that if they work hard, apply their learning and are determined and ambitious, they can achieve anything.
- Teaches a knowledge of the world, giving children opportunities and experiences to grow their cultural and social capital and develop their understanding of how they belong to the local, national and global communities.
- Allows children to deepen their knowledge through an ability to question effectively, enabling them to be curious and inquisitive learners.
- Develops children’s self-belief as learners and as citizens, valuing their physical and mental well-being development in order that they feel confident and ready to tackle any challenge they may face.
- Develops children’s understanding and awareness of the world in which they live and enables them to be respectful and understanding of others, honest, caring and patient citizens.
- Values creative and immersive leaning opportunities that are deeply rooted in knowledge and skills.
- Places an equal value on all curriculum areas and ensures children are shown a wide range of possibilities available for their future so they become successful, confident and accurate historians, geographers, artists, linguists, designers, scientists, athletes and musicians, learning at their own pace and in the best possible way to enable each child to flourish.
- Includes (through careful planning and design) many opportunities for repetition, practise and application of essential knowledge and skills, making clear links to core subjects to ensure children are able to develop a deeper understanding in their learning over time, not just merely covering content.
Teaching and Learning, Content and Sequence
- Children have pride in their work, they enjoy and are engaged in their learning.
- There is a whole school focus on the impact and on-going improvement in the teaching of foundation subjects: teachers are placing a greater value on the importance of knowledge as the foundation of skills. Lessons have a clear structure and components of learning are carefully planned to lead towards composite outcomes.
- Pupils’ books indicate that learning in the wider curriculum is more engaging and less teacher led than previously. Books are showing an improving emphasis on the teaching of skills which are progressive through school, applied in a range of subjects and are selected independently.
- Children’s knowledge and skills in different subjects are interwoven and linked to support joined up learning and application of knowledge.