The School Curriculum – Our Vision
Curriculum Overview Map
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children and aim to make learning varied and interesting and to instil a sense of awe and wonder, passion and engagement. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of pupils as they move through the different stages of their education and to prepare them for their next steps. Our extra-curricular offer is rich and varied, meaning that pupils have every opportunity to excel in their areas of strength.
Working closely with our partner schools, we design, develop and adapt our curriculum so that it is ambitious and tailored to the emerging needs of our pupils, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities and encouraging them to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence. It is designed to meet the needs of the individual and to develop a sense of self (self worth, self-esteem, behaviour and attitudes) and a sense of community (British values, citizenship and charity).
Information is sent home every term outlining the topics covered in all subject areas. Children are timetabled from the start with specialist teachers, though Year 5 classes are taught in their area as much as possible.
- As soon as children start in Year 5, they are placed in ability groups for Maths and English.
- Some lesson groups are taught in mixed ability classes. In KS3, practical subject groups have smaller class sizes.
- Swimming instruction takes place at local facilities if children are not able to swim 25 metres.
- Instrumental music tuition is offered by specialist musicians on a weekly basis. This is offered in pairs or small groups and occasionally individually, depending on the needs and abilities of the children.