Our curriculum is based on the following principles:
- That it addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum
- That it focuses on our local context
- That it will be under constant review in light of new developments e.g. advances in technology and cognitive sciences.
The Brighter Futures Curriculum was developed after extensive planning and consideration into the needs of our pupils and community. Our vision is to develop pupils’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to enable them to become active citizens, well-equipped for what the future holds. We hold high expectations that every child will fulfil their potential.
One of our core principles is to focus on our local area and heritage in order to further pupils’ personal development and self-awareness.
The following school values were agreed after consulting pupils, parents and the school community. They underpin all our work in school.
The manners curriculum
The Manners Curriculum focuses on the values of showing respect and being polite. The objectives were introduced to the pupils through assemblies and are regularly reviewed and evaluated by the senior leadership team. The whole school community exemplifies good manners every day and praises children who demonstrate these values.
Curriculum Foundations have been identified, based on our school values and mission statement. These are:
- Building the Basics – developing the competencies of communication (oracy, reading, writing, I.T. and Maths); critical thinking & problem-solving; developing innovation and creativity and working co-operatively.
- Live Well, Live Long – learning how to stay safe; physical and mental well-being; tackling obesity.
- Our Place in the World – learning our cultural heritage; developing knowledge of the world, its people and beliefs. Promoting acceptance and celebrating diversity.
- Safety Net – appropriate use of I.T. and staying safe online.
- The World of Work – raising aspirations and widening horizons; recognition of the skills needed to be successful in their future working life.
- The curriculum foundations are addressed in the following way:
We seek to develop internationally recognised competencies through our curriculum in order to enable pupils to develop cultural capital, and be successful in their adult and working lives. The following competencies will improve children’s employability skills and social mobility.
- Critical thinking