Curriculum Statement of Intent

Educating for Life in all its Fullness.  John 10:10

 Jesus said, “I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)

We are committed to enabling each member of our community to flourish. With the role model of Christ as our cornerstone, we are developing an environment where everyone can flourish and achieve their full potential.

At Harrowby Church of England Primary School, we are extremely proud of our creative and vibrant curriculum which puts children at its heart and fosters a love of learning and support for each other, underpinned by our Church School values of

Honesty

Empathy

Aspiration

Respect

Trust

We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in a child’s life and our curriculum is designed to promote curiosity, exploration and collaboration, to excite and sustain children’s interest and encourage a thirst for knowledge.

It is a highly inclusive curriculum. Diversity and difference is celebrated, every child is valued and makes an important contribution to our unique school. Members of staff respond sensitively, support the needs of every child, and work tirelessly to break down barriers to learning, providing an accessible curriculum but one where high expectations are set for every child to achieve their potential and beyond.

Our curriculum is planned to give pupils real life and memorable experiences and exposure to a range of cultural opportunities to promote life-long learning. This is often beyond the classroom walls, through an extensive range of educational experiences, visits and outdoor learning. Children are encouraged to be reflective and have the confidence to make mistakes and learn from them.

Our curriculum approach is ambitious and challenging, broad and balanced, knowledge rich and ensures coverage and progression of knowledge and skills in subject areas, taught through engaging and well sequenced topics. It aims to ensure that children know more and remember more but are also able to transfer knowledge and skills in a cross curricular way so that no subject is taught in isolation and children are able to see connections and relationships. Fluency and application of knowledge and skills to promote mastery is key to our curriculum choices.

Personal development and wellbeing is embedded throughout the curriculum and our Church School values are central in supporting children’s spiritual, moral social and cultural development as well as diversity and tolerance.

Our curriculum encourages pupils to develop resilience, independence and respect so they can become responsible, caring, happy and healthy individuals who are able to make a positive contribution to their community and in the wider world.

The curriculum at Harrowby Church of England Primary School enables all children to flourish and live life to the full. 

 

Curriculum Implementation

The curriculum is based on good quality resources. The school has adapted the curriculum to help reflect and represent the diversity of our pupils. Creativity and teacher expertise is woven into the curriculum with specialist teachers and outside agencies working with pupils and teachers, sharing good practice and ensuring that learners learn from the best.

Each subject area has a subject intent, whole school policy, and an annual action plan which outlines development opportunities and clearly links with the school development plan.

 

Curriculum Impact

The impact of the curriculum is monitored though triangulation of outcomes: pupil voice, test/data outcomes, planning, monitoring of books and displays, lesson learning walks, discussions with teaching staff, pupils and parents.

The desired outcomes of the curriculum will ensure that pupils are well rounded individuals, ready to embark on their journey into secondary education. They will be equipped with the foundations and skills to achieve success in later education. Pupils will have an understanding of what they are good at and have developed skills to face their challenges.

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