Curriculum


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“Following advice from an educational consultant this page is currently being updated this updated page will be available from the 24th of May.”

The last Ofsted Inspection Report mentions that

“The curriculum is outstanding because it responds well to individual needs and stimulates pupils’ enthusiasm for learning. Subject managers review the curriculum regularly and keep abreast of changes very well.

“Creativity is at the heart of the curriculum and contributes well to pupils developing good basic skills.

The curriculum is planned to recognise other cultures and makes an excellent contribution to pupils knowing about different legacies and people.”

This school’s curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils.  The National curriculum is an important part of this and defines programmes of study for English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education, all of which are statutory.

The law also states that schools must provide Religious Education and the Government has produced non statutory guidance for personal, social and health education and citizenship (PSHEC).  These publications and related materials are available at our school or can be found on the National Curriculum Website.

Planning

Policies

The school has developed policies for the National Curriculum subjects and these are reviewed annually,  These policies are available for parents/carers to see and are based on sound primary practice.  They are designed to ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils.

Improvement Plans

The proposed development of the school, both curriculum and management, is set in the School Development Plan, which is produced by the staff and approved by governors.  This is accompanied by action plans to show how and when these aims are to be achieved.  These plans are reviewed each year and cover a three year period.

Parents/carers are consulted through their representation on the Governing Body.  The plan is available in April and it may be read at school.

Schemes Of Learning

Schemes of learning are areas of the National Curriculum from which teachers can plan their programmes in each curriculum area.  They include invaluable opportunities for pupils to develop research skills, select information, communicate and collaborate with others and to present information in a variety of ways.  Schemes of learning cover a year’s programme per class and support continuity and progression.

Teachers plan in year groups – Nursery/Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.  We follow agreed schemes of work and these are available to parents/carers.  Infant teachers’ half-termly planning is usually also displayed outside their classrooms.