The District CE Curriculum Intent
At the District CE the breadth of our curriculum intent is informed by our local context and demographics. There are three key aspects which support and shape our curriculum, in response to the particular needs of our community.
- Health and wellbeing
- Enrichment and aspirations
- Language, communication and literature
The curriculum is underpinned by our school values (including Christian and British values), characteristics of effective learning and our academic curriculum uses the EYFS and the National Curriculum Framework as the basis for content and expectations.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learners and raise aspirations of our children and families. We know that rich learning experiences and working in partnership creates a climate of excellence which promotes a thirst for knowledge and the power of possibility.
It is our intent to provide pupils with a holistic experience through quality first teaching and school provision to become confident, responsible citizens who demonstrate respectful relationships and positive learning attitudes. Providing a coherent, structured academic curriculum that leads to sustained mastery for all and a deeper understanding for those who are capable.
Our curriculum embraces the rich cultural heritage of the locality, as well as the wider world; it provides opportunities for study beyond the classroom and encourages pupils to consider their roles and responsibilities within the world. We have strong links with the community; St John’s Church and Hope Academy. We plan for visiting experts to share their knowledge and experience with pupils and provide regular opportunities for parental engagement.
The implementation of our curriculum is outlined in our Teaching and Learning Handbook.