EXCELLENCE IN INCLUSIVE PLANNING TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING WHICH PROMOTES A CULTURE OF HIGH EXPECTATION is at the heart of what we do and as a consequence the teaching of the basic skills and the development of knowledge, skills, understanding and values:
- Is responsive to learners’ strengths and needs and engages, motivates and inspires them.
- Is of the highest quality and ensures every child succeeds
ENJOYMENT OF LEARNING is at the heart of what we do and in our school:
- Children are supported to learn how to learn and to develop positive learning behaviours and intellectual and emotional resilience.
- Learning is focused on individual pupil needs and abilities and is an active process which develops and stretches our children and excites their imagination.
- Planned learning challenges enable our children to learn different things in many different ways; they learn through listening, watching and doing; they learn indoors and out of doors and through play; they learn both independently and collaboratively; they learn through art, music, drama and sport; they learn from adults and from each other.
- Learning supports our children to develop a hierarchy of transferable skills and the knowledge and values necessary to make positive decisions with regards to their personal, social, health and emotional development and to their role as world citizens.
A CREATIVE AND DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM is at the heart of what we do and in our school:
- Our CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CURRICULUM supports our children to understand and develop their Faith and Prayer Life as well alongside the knowledge and skills necessary to make positive decisions with regards to their personal, spiritual, moral, social, health and emotional development and their role as world citizens.
- Our CORE CURRICULUM ensures that reading writing and maths are taught to a very high standard.
- Our LEARNING CHALLENGES CURRICULUM reflects statutory requirements whilst ensuring that our children have access to rich, broad and balanced experiences presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play. The creative aspects including art, poetry, story, dance, music and performance are central to our provision in this area.
- All aspects of our curriculum provision are enriched by cross curricular focus weeks, visits visitors and use of local and wider environments.