Curriculum

Engage. Excite. Empower.

Our Curriculum

The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.

The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. It 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. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum specifications.

Engaging, exciting and empowering learners through the mastery of lifelong skills

Our curriculum is centered around developing the whole child: from their head, to their heart, to their hand.

Life-long learning

Cultural capital

Achieving milestones

Mastery approach

Developing skills

Connecting ideas

High expectations

Big questions

Engage the head

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”

Benjamin Franklin

A SMALL SCHOOL CURRICULUM THAT IS ASPIRATIONAL IN ITS PURSUIT FOR EXCELLENCE

Engaging the head represents a knowledge rich education: the passing on the 'best that has been thought and said' from one generation to the next. Our core aim is to provide a broad cultural knowledge which allows access and engagement in the conversations of the 21st century.

Co-operation

Collaboration

Respecting others

Community

The environment

Global issues

Resilience

Friendship

Excite the heart

“Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”

Immanuel Kant

AN OUTWARD LOOKING CURRICULUM THAT CELEBRATES INDIVIDUALITY AND PROMOTES RESPECT

Exciting the heart is about developing character, celebrating identity and developing the qualities that will be needed to thrive.

Beauty and discernment

Practical skills

Media and culture

Learning to create

Problem solving

Changing the world

Authentic experiences

Debate, question, challenge

Empower the hand

“The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom”

Alan Bennett

A HANDS ON, CREATIVE CURRICULUM THAT ENCOURAGES MASTERY OF LIFE LONG SKILLS

Empowering the hand enables children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities.