The objectives set in the National Curriculum ensure that children are working to the national standard and being continually supported and challenged. However, the National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. It provides a brief outline of objectives around which teachers and subject leaders base the core knowledge, creating exciting and stimulating lessons with the understanding that they have the freedom to extend beyond the National Curriculum specifications to meet the needs of the children in our care.
Our curriculum is implemented through meaningfully linked topics, however we understand the importance of subject specific knowledge and skills and where meaningful links cannot be made subjects are taught discretely so that children can develop deep and embedded subject knowledge.
Our curriculum is brought to life through a range of teaching and learning styles, visits out, visitors to school, role play, theme days and many more creative and imaginative activities which help deepen and strengthen learning throughout a topic, building on skills and knowledge from previous years. We actively seek to overcome the barriers to learning that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. We make this a reality through the attention we pay to the different individuals, and groups of children within our schools.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is complemented by a fun and vibrant range of extra-curricular clubs, which take place at lunchtime and after school. We always seek to discover and nurture special talents within each child. There is something for everyone in our extra-curricular programme.