The curriculum construct has been carefully designed to inspire and motivate our children in fun and challenging ways. Our holistic approach to developing the ‘whole child’ is the underpinning focus. We model and encourage emotional intelligence. Research has shown that people with higher levels of emotional intelligence enjoy more satisfying and successful careers and relationships (Goleman et al 1995)
Our curriculum has been carefully tailored to provide our pupils with a challenging curriculum that encourages critical thinking and philosophical minds. The aim is to encourage children to think critically and creatively, whilst learning the skills of working collaboratively and gaining skills that will prepare them for life beyond school in modern Britain.
The construct of our curriculum reflects our passion for developing the holistic child by starting each topic with an exciting launch to ‘hook’ the children into learning. We provide opportunities for discussion and debate, encouraging speaking and listening skills both in school and at home.
We believe that it is essential that we equip our pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life. We see this as essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Through our curriculum we aim to:
- Provide opportunities that encompass a wide range of purposeful learning experiences.
- Give pupils access to progressive, sequential learning that prevents episodic learning.
- Promote personalised learning that is reactive at the point of learning.
- Develop self-motivation, independence, positive attitudes, resilience and confidence.
- Provide consistency of approach to support all children , encouraging breadth and depth.
- Promote individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of others, democracy and rule of law.
- Diminish the difference.