We 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 school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that are planned for our pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of this curriculum. Phonics is taught rigorously using the Letters and Sounds programme.
We make provision for a daily act of collective worship and teach religious education to pupils at every key stage using local SACRE guidance.
As a maintained school in England we are legally required to follow the statutory national curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all pupils. Additional information about the curriculum in each academic year can be obtained from the school office. As the National Curriculum was new for 2014 and our mixed age classes mean we deliver the content through a 2 year rolling programme these plans are in development.
This planning also makes provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
The long term planning for curriculum context is as follows: