Our curriculum will fully reflect the central importance of literacy and numeracy. Working with the University of Chester’s Faculty of Education and Children’s Services, (rated by Ofsted as Outstanding for their primary provision), we will apply the latest research to ensure that we maintain a consistent focus on every child’s reading ability through using phonics based approaches as the prime approach to understanding the written word.
It will be our intention for every pupil to move from ’learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’ at a level appropriate for their age or beyond, enabling them to access the wider curriculum with greater confidence and independence.
In order to give all our pupils the strongest foundation for future lives and careers we aim to ensure that every pupil exceeds national expectations for progress. There will be regular assessment and good quality feedback which lets children and parents/ carers know how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve. We will use our dedicated Science & Technology laboratory to promote respect for and appreciation of scientific enquiry and research. Teaching and learning will be practical and enquiry based.
The curriculum is designed to:
- foster self-belief, aspiration and achievement through teamwork and individual expression based on high standards of attainment, behaviour, presentation and mutual respect;
- support not only pupils’ academic progress but also their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development;
Teachers will adapt and extend the curriculum to meet the needs of all children so that the gifted and talented are appropriately challenged and extended and children with special needs or English as an additional language have full access and support.