Broad and Balanced Curriculum
With the new OFSTED framework, we have the opportunity to continue to build an inspiring curriculum that is broad, relevant to our school context and exciting for our pupils. We design a curriculum with a clear intent, consistent implementation and regular review of impact – with a very clear focus on progression. We need to identify the key knowledge and vocabulary that will help build this learning.
The image below clearly shows our curriculum intent which feeds into the curriculum that we deliver.
Using a Growth Mindset and Characteristics of Effective Learning!
We actively encourage our community to understand the characteristics of effective learning and how to use a growth-mindset. We have an active group of pupil Learning Champions. At the start of the year we spend time learning about our brains and how to approach learning. We have used Shirley Clarke’s work with John Hattie on feedback (Visible Learning, 2018) to support our understanding of how children learn best.
We have revised our Learning Charter(which can be found through this link along with our Relationships and Behaviours policy) to set out what inspirational learning in our school looks like. This is displayed in every classroom and referred to when teaching. Our Charter Champion Awards are linked to pupils demonstrating the Charter in their learning.
We nurture and develop the whole child so that our young people grow spiritually, academically, socially and emotionally. Our aim is for them to become independent, resilient individuals with a strong sense of social responsibility and a desire to make a positive contribution to our world.