All children have a right to a broad balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and which takes individual needs into account.
The curriculum must be designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.
- To promote high standards in reading, writing and maths
- To allow children to develop a knowledge of themselves in time and space
- To enable children to acquire knowledge and skills in science
- To enable children to be confident in the use of ICT
- To promote spiritual development
- To promote physical and mental development and an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle
- To enable children to be aware of the importance of and participate in the Arts and culture
- To enable pupils to develop moral sensibility through carefully taught values
- To develop the personal and social skills of each child
- To provide equality of access and the opportunity for all pupils to make progress
- To prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life .
Through the provision of rich and varied activities, we aim to;
- encourage the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils
- enable pupils to make connections across different areas of learning
- develop pupils’ capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively
- enable pupils to respond positively to opportunities, challenge and responsibility
- enable pupils to acquire and develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding
- enable and encourage pupils to develop their own special subjects
The curriculum is taught through discrete subjects and linked ‘topic’ areas where relevant. A whole school approach and long-term plans for both key stages indicate the broad objectives and the links between subjects. ‘Topics’ (medium-term plans) are planned, usually over a term’s duration and incorporate relevant foundation subjects and refer to links in maths, English and ICT objectives. The curriculum for maths and English follow the objectives of the revised frameworks for Literacy and Numeracy and the National Numeracy and Literacy Strategies. The RE scheme of work follows the NYCC agreed syllabus. The headteacher is responsible for the leadership of the curriculum and delegates medium and short term planning to class teachers. Class teachers ensure that the curriculum is taught and that the aims are achieved for their class.