CURRICULUM INTENT OVERARCHING STATEMENT
At Shotley Bridge Primary School, our curriculum is based on the Early Years 2012 Framework for Reception and the September 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. As an inclusive and caring school, our curriculum is designed to promote and enhance the learning of all of our pupils. We are developing a rich, exciting and well-structured curriculum and supporting this with high quality first teaching. We want our pupils to have the building blocks and self-belief to become successful adults by inspiring a love of learning; being respectful moral citizens; being independent; and aiming high.
We further enhance pupils’ learning and experiences during their time with us by providing a wide range of enrichment opportunities including visitors into school, educational visits, creative experiences and extra-curricular activities. We draw on the professional expertise from within our own organisation as well as from the wider community.
These themes are central to our vision:
- Respect, Equality and Diversity.
- Growth Mindset.
- Love of Learning.
Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them not only for today, but prepares them for tomorrow.
School Curriculum Overviews
- We will be adding our curriculum plans in the Autumn term.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum, Shotley Bridge Infant School remain committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements and enable pupils to know how to improve.
Further information on Our Curriculum and SEND can be found in our Curriculum Policy in our School Policies section. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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