Our curriculum continues to strengthen and offers the children a wide range of learning experiences. Leaders develop innovative approaches to our curriculum. Maths Mastery, managed by our National Maths leader, is an example of this. We are progressive with our curriculum, keeping up to date with changes and research. As a result, we are developing a curriculum which is bespoke to our school and children. Exciting and varied lessons (including outings and visitors) are planned to ensure the children are engaged and enjoy their learning. It is important to us that our curriculum reflects our community and we work hard to incorporate our environment into the curriculum, whilst also ensuring children learn about the wider world.
Our EYFS unit offers a wide, varied and exciting activities that have been planned through children’s interests. This results in children being highly motivated, engaged and able to deepen their understanding and knowledge. Along with a developing outdoor area, which is used to maximise learning and give children first hand experiences of the natural world around us. Children are more creative, independent and imaginative due to this development.
The 2014 National Curriculum subjects are taught throughout the school. Core subjects are: English, Mathematics, Science and Computing, as well as Religious Education. Our religious education is taught in accordance with the Lancashire Diocese and we use the scheme ‘Come and See’. Foundation subjects are History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Music, P.E and our chosen modern foreign language taught in Key Stage Two is French. Curriculum maps can be found on our school website.
As a school, we are committed to providing opportunities for curriculum enrichment. We draw on the strengths and talents of the staff to support this and to help develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, social as well as their physical, artistic and mental well-being. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are available outside of school hours, throughout the year. Clubs are changed regularly to ensure many different interests are catered for. They offer the children opportunities to learn new and different skills and mix socially with other pupils.
The school works hard to uses strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure British Values outcomes for our children. This includes running an established School Council, and having school representatives such as ‘Behaviour Scouts’ and ‘Team Leaders’.
Quality pastoral care is promoted through our day-to-day teaching and learning in school, fostering positive attitudes and encouraging personal and social development. We have clearly defined roles and responsibilities to ensure student well-being. Experienced staffs manage nurture, learning mentoring sessions and counselling to address barriers to learning.