We deliver a creative curriculum underpinned by basic skills…
The 21st Century brings exciting and challenging opportunities for our children as they grow into young people. To ensure our children are the most effective learners they can be and are well-equipped for their future, we have designed a vibrant curriculum which stimulates children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm, making learning relevant and purposeful through a broad and balanced curriculum.
Teaching is good, with high expectations and thorough planning, contributing to pupils’ positive attitudes and achievement. Pupils’ skills are developed thorugh a wide range of activities (Ofsted, May 2014)
We have underpinned our curriculum with three key drivers:
- Citizenship: spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- Thinking creatively and critically: learning how to think.
- Active learning: active, energetic participation in the learning process.
Our teachers skilfully and confidently blend discreet teaching with a highly creative topic approach which incorporates our drivers to inspire, enrich and challenge each child.
We place a strong emphasis on active learning through first-hand experience, discovery and problem-solving. An enriching programme of creative and specialist activities, including day and residential visits, immerse children in their learning whilst complementing each topic.
We have high aspirations for every child and we constantly strive to achieve consistently high academic standards. This is underpinned by focused teaching in the basic skills of English, Maths and ICT, thus ensuring that children acquire essential skills for life.
Each child is encouraged to play an active part in their own learning, with children involved in selecting their own half-termly targets in reading, writing and maths. By giving children ownership of their own learning, they are more motivated to achieve and are able to develop crucial skills which they can apply across the curriculum and throughout life.