The Governors, Headteacher and the Local Authority are obliged to ensure that the aims of the National Curriculum are implemented. This has undergone much change in the last few years, with a new National Curriculum becoming statutory from September 2014.
As a result as a school we have had the opportunity to revise, review and improve many areas of the curriculum. At the heart of what we do is still the creative curriculum – a curriculum which places creativity, independent learning and self discovery at the heart of how we teach, however there have been some changes in the subject content and expectations across all year groups which we have now embedded into our curriculum maps for each class, which are shared with parents at the start of each term either through our website, or through class letters. Copies are also available from the Headteacher on request.
The National Curriculum seeks to promote progression, continuity and to raise standards by setting clearly stated attainment targets and programmes of study for English; Mathematics; Science; Information and Communication Technology (ICT); History; Geography; Art; Physical Education; Music; Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE); and Design Technology. Religious Education is a legal requirement, subject to a locally agreed syllabus. French is also taught throughout the school.
While fulfilling the National Curriculum, the school curriculum also aims to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, beginning to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.