We believe that the purpose of the school’s curriculum is to educate the whole child.
They need to develop literacy and mathematical skills to enable them to make sense of the world they live in and apply these to all aspects of the school curriculum.
They need to be taught art, design and musical skills to lead to an awareness and appreciation of human achievement and the pleasure in creating.
Our children live in a variety of communities and families that are diverse, with many differences as well as things in common. The communities are made up of different sexes, different ages, different races, different religious beliefs and different cultural beliefs.
We want all children in schools in our MAT community to grow up respecting, tolerating and understanding the diversity and richness that all these different communities can offer to society. They are taught to do this to give them an understanding of life and the world that is broad and balanced and rich in experiences.
They also need to understand how their community is part of the wider community of their town, their county, their country and their world. They need geographical and historical skills, knowledge and understanding to understand how their communities evolved and are evolving.
Above all, we want our Curriculum to be exciting and engaging so that all children enjoy learning in all our schools.
Connected Learning Trust CEO
To provide a holistic curriculum that develops ALL pupils to be independent, active learners who acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and concepts to support the next stage of their education. Disadvantaged and pupils with SEN do not have a reduced curriculum. Barriers to accessing a full curriculum are removed.
Teachers follow a three stage structure:
Stage 1 - teach and model
Stage 2 - Practise and rehearse
Stage 3 - Independent application
The impact of our curriculum is that by the end of each year, the vast majority of pupils have sustained mastery of the content, that is, they remember it all and are fluent in it. Some pupils have a greater depth of understanding. We track carefully throughout each stage, utilizing feedback, self and peer assessment where ever possible, to ensure pupils are on track to reach the expectations of our curriculum.