Our Curriculum Intent
We aim to make learning so fabulous that children love coming to school. We are so proud of our attendance and thank our community for sharing this success with us. We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to make learning exciting, so that everyone enjoys the sense of adventure that learning brings.
The school’s work hard to uphold the vision of ‘Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day’ by ensuring that the development of the whole child is embedded and planned for throughout the curriculum. Opportunities and sequences of learning are carefully and skilfully designed to ensure that pupils’ personal, social and emotional development takes priority. As a result, children are ready to learn and are well prepared for the next stage of their education. We take an integrated approach to our learning journeys recognising pupils needs to develop explicit skills within a discrete subject. We have a clear understanding of what children have achieved by the end of our schools curriculum journey eg as scientists, historians, artist's etc.
We aim to provide equality and excellence for all in order to promote the highest possible standards of attainment. Care for each other is an overarching value which underpins all we do. Inclusion applies to all members of the school community: pupils, staff, governors, parents/carers and wider community. We recognise that equal opportunities for pupils are inextricably linked with equal opportunities for staff. The adults in the schools’ act as role models for pupils and are more likely to promote equal opportunities for pupils if they experience these opportunities themselves.
We nurture every child to believe in themselves and give them opportunities to discover their endless potential. Each member of our community celebrates individuality and respects diversity. We prepare our learners with the skills to be creative, future thinkers who will be responsible and ready to make a positive contribution to our ever changing world.
These values are designed to ensure that the school meets the needs of all adults and children, taking account of differences in ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, language, age, ability, family circumstances, sexual orientation, linguistic background, disability and social circumstances. It is important to us that in this school we meet the diverse needs of pupils to ensure inclusion for all and that all pupils are prepared for full participation in a diverse society that is multi-ethnic and inclusive.
Inclusion is a right to be included. We believe in the principle that inclusion is the right for all children. We ensure that every child:
1. Has equal chance to learn and develop
2. Has the opportunity to participate equally
3. Is given opportunity to communicate in their preferred format
4. Has their individual needs known and met
5. Feels safe and know they belong
6. Is valued as a unique individual
7. Feels strong and confident about their identity.
Commitment to Disability Equality
We are committed to carrying out the duties of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in particular; -
● to promote equality of opportunity between disabled persons and other persons
● to eliminate discrimination that is unlawful under the DDA
● to eliminate harassment of disabled persons that is related to their disabilities
● to promote positive attitudes towards disabled persons
● to encourage participation by disabled persons in public life
● to take steps to take account of disabled persons’ disabilities
According to the The Equality Act 2010 the definition of a disabled person is: - a disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day- to- day activities
Our Accessibility plan aims to:
● Promote access to curriculum activities and other learning opportunities for all children who have disabilities
● Make available information to disabled persons in alternative formats
● To take reasonable steps to adapt the environment to cater for the needs of disabled children and adults
Commitment to Race Equality
● We are committed to carrying out the duties of the Race Relations legislation (Race Relations (Amendment Act 2000) in particular; -
● To eliminate unlawful racial discrimination.
● To promote equality of opportunity.
● To promote good relations between people from different social groups.
Our aims are to
● ensure that all pupils and staff are encouraged and able to achieve to their potential
● respect and value differences between people and to prepare pupils for life in a diverse society
● be proactive in promoting good race relations and to oppose all forms of racism, racial prejudice and racial harassment
● make the school a place where everyone, irrespective of their race, colour, ethnic or national origin, feels welcomed and valued and to work with parents to promote racial equality
● ensure that an inclusive ethos is established and maintained
● be proactive in tackling and eliminating unlawful discrimination
● ensure fairness in all recruitment and selection procedures.
In a recent review of the school the “physical, academic and emotional environment for learning” was identified as a key strength and praised by Standards Improvement Officers from HAMWIC.