Our Curriculum Statement of Intent
Our curriculum is our unique offer to our children; it is our tool by which we raise achievement and enhance personal development. Our overarching aim is to ‘grow’ pupils in to life.
Our curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the demands of the national curriculum, as well as take in to account the context of our community. Embedded through our curriculum is our responsibility for the growth of the ‘whole child’. We strive to ensure that our children understand that education is the key to unlocking a world of success and opportunity, whilst understanding what it means to be a good human.
We offer a mastery curriculum, year-on-year building on previously taught knowledge that is ‘baked’ in to the curriculum. Our fully inclusive curriculum embraces a ‘keep up, not catch up’ philosophy, meaning that all staff have consistently high expectations for all children in our school. Where children have Special Educational Needs, a team works around that child to ensure that they are given the best tools and skills to access the curriculum in order to achieve their full potential.
Since the curriculum is underpinned by the teaching of knowledge, skills and understanding, pupils are empowered and can pursue their interests and curiosities, making them life-long learners.
Alongside the formal curriculum, we aim to cultivate a rich cultural capital where we embed a culture of wonder and interest in the world around us through our day-to-day provision. We ensure that current affairs do not go unnoticed. Carefully considered enrichment through visits and visitors enhance our curriculum offer and ensure equality of opportunity. All children can experience life beyond their immediate personal context.
Subject leaders strive to become specialists in their field, and work to ensure that the passion they hold for their subject is imparted on their colleagues and pupils alike. Having subject specialists enables us to not only provide targeted support, but also identify and nurture individual interests and talents.
Children leave our School with a real sense of belonging. They embody our values, and are forever a ‘Croyland child’, who can grow in to life with the confidence and skills to embark upon new challenges and experiences.
Long Term Plans
Please find below a long term plan for each year group for the academic year 2019/2020.
As we endeavour to provide the curriculum set out in our intent statement, some of these plans may change and grow over the course of the year.