All children follow a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
We use the ‘Learning Challenge Curriculum’ (LCC) as a framework for teaching and learning. The LCC recognises the importance of deeper levels of knowledge and understanding to underpin pupils’ thinking, promoting working at greater depth. The LCC is built around deep thinking and encourages pupils to learn using a question as a starting point.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is effectively planned and delivered. Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child explains that every child’s personality talents and abilities must be developed to their full potential. Teachers recognise the need to continually reinforce English and Maths teaching across the curriculum. However, they are equally committed to ensuring that pupils’ learning is deep in subjects beyond English and Mathematics. Staff plan different aspects of the curriculum around a number of broad enquiry questions that are designed to spark pupils’ curiosity. This diverse and engaging curriculum plays a vital role in sustaining pupils’ thirst for knowledge while greatly expanding their understanding of the world.
Article 12 of the UNCRC says that all children have the right to express their views and opinions. The curriculum is interesting, exciting and engaging for pupils. Subjects are brought together in themes and questions that are interesting, relevant and engaging for pupils. Each new topic is introduced by an opportunity for pupils to consider ‘what they already know’ and ‘what they would love to find out’. Each topic ends with time to reflect. The imaginative curriculum successfully builds on pupils’ skills and knowledge as they move through the school. It meets the needs and interests of all pupils because it is effectively linked to national and local events.