What Drives Our Curriculum?
As a Church of England school, we have found our vision within the Biblical writings of Paul to his apprentice, Timothy:
Do not let anyone look down on you
because you are young
but set an example in what you say and in how you live.
1 Timothy 4:12
This vision is consistently discussed and explored with staff, children and governors to ensure that it remains at the forefront of our school life and drives our decision making processes. Furthermore, it sits within the vision of the Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust which has the vision for all its schools to be:
Boldly Passionate about excellence in learning
Relentlessly driven in our aspiration for everyone
Our school vision has allowed us to establish four intentions for our children. These four drivers are at the heart of all teaching and learning that take place within our school. We regularly discuss these with children, staff and governors. and take time to celebrate when we see these intentions lived out in school life. These four intentions are know as our Curriculum Drivers and are as follows:
These Drivers shape our children's journey throughout each phase of the school and their impact has be considered in the following documents. These drivers have been considered in terms of each subject here.
We have established key principles regarding the means that we use to implement our curriculum.
- The content of the curriculum will be taken from Development Matters in EYFS, the National Curriculum in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. In Religious Education our content will be taken from the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus and Understanding Christianity. Where possible, content has been selected which is appropriate to our school’s context.
- Our curriculum will be taught through quality first teaching in whole class, mixed attainment settings.
- Children's progress through our curriculum will be monitored through ongoing formative and summative assessments.
- Where children's progress fails to meet the demands of our curriculum they will be supported through same-day interventions wherever possible and through regular intervention where deemed appropriate.
- Our curriculum will be taught in pupil-driven learning environments which are determined as a result of consultation with children.
We have determined that as a result of school vision, our currciulum intent and high-quality implementation children will be:
- Prepared for the next stage in their education.
- Confidently setting the example to others.
- Achieving national standard or above in core subjects by the end of KS2.