The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality first teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. In this way it can be seen to impact in a very positive way on children’s outcomes.
Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and positive learning behaviour. Children feel safe and motivated to try new things. Developing their independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.
High quality visits and visitors to the school, workshops and themed days and weeks, local and further afield school trips enhance the curriculum and provide opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge, for example writing for a purpose. Children have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based exhibitions, performances, competitions and events.
Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review and the celebration of good practice contributes to the ongoing commitment to evolve and improve further. All subject leaders are encouraged to develop their own skills and understanding, so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school.