Learning For Life
Our school is committed to providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
Pupils in Reception, Years 1 and 2 follow the statutory framework for the EYFS. Support is also available from speech, physio and occupational therapists.
Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will follow a four year topic cycle. Again planning and implementation will take in all areas of the National Curriculum with support on individual programmes being offered by speech, physio and occupational therapists.
Pupils at Key Stage Three follow a subject based timetable where teachers have developed specialisms in all the National Curriculum areas.
At Key Stage Four our pupils are also following a subject based curriculum which can lead them to a range of nationally accredited qualifications, e.g. GCSE Art, Drama, Maths and Science, Entry Level qualifications in English, Maths, I.C.T., Science, Technology, and / or Lifeskills.
Provision for Religious Education conforms with national guidelines. The main religions of the world are studied with an emphasis upon Christian beliefs and practices. Collective worship takes place regularly and parents have the right to withdraw their children from this and should contact the headteacher if they wish to exercise this right.
Careers education and guidance is delivered as part of the Personal, Social and Health Education programme in Key Stage Three / Four. This is planned in half-termly age appropriate modules. In Years 10 and 11 our pupils are offered the opportunity, should it be appropriate, to go out on work experience - this is co-ordinated and accredited by the work experience coordinator within the school. Our school is very proud of the achievements made by our pupils during such work experiences.
The pupils own levels of physical, emotional, social and intellectual development are taken into account in the delivery of our health and sex education.
At Key Stage One / Two areas covered will include families, friendship, relationships, growth and safety.
At Key Stage Three / Four, Sex Education includes areas such as relationships and feelings, changes in the body, male and female physiology, HIV and AIDS, contraception and childbirth. Parents are welcome to discuss aspects of the curriculum with teachers and to view the school policy. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from these lessons. Anyone wishing to exercise this right should contact the headteacher.