Developing the extent and breadth of the curriculum to ensure our children develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve well has been a key school priority since 2017. A curriculum resource (Cornerstones) was introduced in 2016 to support teachers’ subject knowledge and equip them with high-quality teaching resources.
Over the past three years, this has been further adapted and is now a bespoke curriculum, carefully designed to meet the needs of our pupils.
Key elements include:
- Integrated topic themes, which children find interesting and engaging and which ensure that the NC content is delivered effectively.
- A key focus on positive attitudes to learning, resulting in high levels of motivation, independence, collaboration and reflection (our Learning Animals).
- A key focus on well-being for all pupils, ensuring that social and emotional barriers to learning are minimised (TAMHs).
- An increased provision for the creative arts ensuring that all pupils, particularly those less-advantaged pupils, enjoy a curriculum full of opportunities so they can find their interests and talents; and so that during their time in school, children’s personal, social and emotional well-being is valued to the same extent as their breadth of academic achievement - leading to a “well-rounded” child.