Curriculum and Ethos

Philosophy

We believe that all children have an entitlement to a broad, balanced, challenging and appropriate curriculum.

We believe that all staff have a responsibility, collectively and individually, to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and to meet the needs of all pupils.

We believe that it is important to promote activities that will allow the learner to solve problems, explore concepts and to develop language as a means of learning and as a tool for thinking.

We believe that children learn best when they:

  • are happy
  • are interested and motivated
  • achieve success and gain approval
  • are given tasks which match their ability
  • clearly understand the task
  • are confident, feel secure and are aware of boundaries
  • are challenged and stimulated

Aims

To provide a framework for teaching and learning within which there is a coherent approach and consistent expectations

To enable pupils to become lifelong learners

Objectives

To foster children’s self esteem and to help them build positive relationships with adults and peers

To support children in becoming confident, independent and enquiring learners

To raise attainment through pupils’ increased participation and motivation in learning

To promote an understanding of how learning takes place

To promote the sharing of good practice

To make explicit the monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning