If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly.
The curriculum is the sum of all children’s experience at school. The curriculum seeks to secure for all pupils irrespective of gender or cultural, religious or social background entitlement to a number of areas of learning. It also seeks to develop skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for pupils’ self fulfilment and development as active and responsible citizens.
With National Curriculum being introduced by the Government in 2014, we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have adapted aspects of our existing Cornerstones Curriculum; a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
What is the Cornerstone Curriculum?
The Cornerstone Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum termly topics provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year and requires the children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
There is also an essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
The new Ofsted Inspection Framework (May 2019) states that inspectors will make graded judgements on the quality of education. This includes an evaluation of your curriculum which should be “broad and balanced”. In particular:
• Intent – do you have an ambitious curriculum that provides the knowledge and cultural capital learners need to succeed in life?
• Implementation – how well is the curriculum delivered?
• Impact – do learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well?