Our Broad and Balanced Curriculum
Curriculum Statement of Intent
All of the decisions that we make as a school are driven by the vision 'Together, we rise, we learn, we love abundantly'. This includes our school curriculum design.
This integral vision and a set of core values; love, respect, community and perseverance, are at the heart of all learning at our school.
We have a passion and dedication to develop and nurture the whole child; to make sure they are loved, well-cared for individuals, with the perseverance to overcome challenge, and aspiration to rise to be the best they can be. Our aim is to provide the firm foundations they need to flourish in their future education and life. We want our children to be successful young people who will embrace life and thrive in modern Britain.
We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework as a minimum, and strives to ensure that all of our pupils at least meet the national standards. Due to its ambitious content, implemetaton is scaffolded where needed, to meet the needs of all.
Our curriculum design builds curiosity and engages children. It is spiral in design, providing a wealth of knowledge, skills and cultural capital. We aim for children to 'know more and remember more', ensuring this builds on prior learning.
The Headteacher priorotises reading, staff foster a love of reading and all children being able to read to a good level, is prioritised. We aim to expand vocabulary and equip pupils to become responsible, truthful citizens and independent life-long learners.
The 'Golden Thread' of our Curriculum is to broaden pupil’s awareness, understanding and respect of different individual needs, cultures, religions, traditions and orientations within the wider world, as well as the community of Nailsworth in which we belong. We teach children to recognise one another as unique individuals; we welcome and love these differences.