Our School Curriculum
The proactive teaching and coaching of the skills and capacities fundamental to wellbeing underpin every aspect of our curriculum; enabling our children to increasingly and ultimately fully access academic learning, thus maximising their opportunities of achieving the academic qualifications necessary to open doors. Our aim is for all our children to positively and successfully re-engage with education and in doing so access mainstream post 16 provision.
Our curriculum encompasses all that we say, teach, coach and learn in the school; it defines the experience of our children and the environment in which they learn. It pervades all aspects of life at school including, importantly, the school’s ethos and environment and its partnerships with parents/carers and the wider community. Our whole school approach is effective in promoting mental health and wellbeing.
Provision of a rich, inclusive learning environment where every learner is empowered to progress and achieve at the highest level, is fundamental to the curriculum philosophy in our School.
The curriculum is the whole learning experience offered by the school. How children learn is as important as what they learn. Children are learning all the time and it is our responsibility to optimise learning opportunities throughout the school day, during travel time, in curriculum time, during transition routines and social times.
Within our established ethos, children will gain confidence in making choices and increase their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. All teachers and professionals engaged in teaching and learning activities will be partners in learning and continuously develop their skills and competencies for providing an appropriate range of strategies to inspire all our learners.
Our curriculum will
- Provide a broad, balanced relevant education for all children that is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge for skills and future learning and employment and that addresses previous gaps in their learning
- Provide catch up and intervention programmes that support children to become fluent readers and writers and equip them with fundamental numeracy skills
- Build on each child’s existing knowledge, skills and understanding.
- Be flexible enough to meet the needs of the diverse population within the school and carefully matched to the individual needs of each child
- Enable each child to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
- Support spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Support physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
- Promote a positive attitude towards learning
- Ensure high expectations for every child and appropriate levels of challenge and support
- Equip each child with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life
- Provide subject choices and pathways support children’s learning and progression, and enable them to work towards achieving their goals
- Develop pupils’ independent learning skills and resilience in order to equip them for further/higher education, adult life and employment
- Prepares children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
The aim of our curriculum is that all children who attend our school will become:
- Successful learners who enjoy education, make progress and achieve their full potential
- Confident individuals who can live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Responsible citizens who seek to make a positive contribution to society