Statement of Intent
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 lifelong learners through a creative, mastery-based curriculum
Our 'Connected Curriculum' is shaped around our core school values: Engage, Excite, Empower. These act as 'drivers' to bring about the strategic aims and ambitions of our school community to ensure that our children are personally successful and ready for their journey of lifelong learning. Life is not a straight line. We want our pupils to be curious, prepared and able to overcome challenges and embrace new opportunities with confidence.
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Behaviour and Attitudes
"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be."
A SMALL SCHOOL CURRICULUM THAT IS ASPIRATIONAL IN ITS PURSUIT FOR EXCELLENCE
Engage represents our overarching ambition to create an inclusive school where children are supported to become confident, prosocial members of our community who have the skills and intrinsic motivation to do the right thing, whether someone is watching or not. Our aim is to establish excellent pro-learning skills where children set themselves aspirational goals and are intrinsically motivated to achieve them - a person never rises to low expectations, so we will always insist children work hard to become the best they can possibly be, in every way.
Curriculum Design and Implementation
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
Sydney J Harris
AN IRRESISTIBLE CURRICULUM THAT CELEBRATES THE ARTS, INSPIRES CURIOSITY AND RESPECTS INDIVIDUALITY
Excite captures the essence of children's natural curiosity and creativity, it's the stimulus that facilitates them to question and speculate about the world around them. We believe that all children deserve an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that develops a deep understanding of all subjects and the interconnections that exist between them - a ‘connected curriculum’. Our creative curriculum has been coherently-planned, using a model of mastery, to provide the best conditions for learning. Through a blend of 'knowledge-rich' (academic) and 'hands-on' (experiential) learning opportunities, we aim to expose children to the awe and wonder of the diverse culture that surrounds them and instil the value of knowledge and skills that will inspire a genuine love of learning.
Academic and Personal Achievement
“Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”
AN ASPIRATIONAL CURRICULUM THAT ENCOURAGES MASTERY OF LIFE-LONG KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING
Empower embodies the outcomes for the whole child - the personal, social, emotional and academic. With practice comes proficiency and confidence. We aim to establish conditions for children to thrive, where problems or challenges open up space for speculation, for finding solutions and working collaboratively to compare and improve ideas to establish new ways of thinking or doing. This is learning. Our aim is for all children to become articulate, independent and successful individuals with high aspirations, individuals who are motivated to engage in the conversations of the 21st century and empowered, as citizens of modern Britain, to make positive contributions to their community and wider society.
Beauty and discernment
Media and culture
Learning to create
Changing the world
Debate, question, challenge