Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School is committed to providing a curriculum with the individual pupil at the heart of everything we do. We aim to provide a broad and balanced, enriched and extended curriculum which stimulates and challenges each child. The curriculum is planned to recognise and meet the individual learning needs of pupils and is differentiated to ensure learning opportunities are appropriate.
At Stanton Harcourt C of E Primary School we aim to enable pupils to foster a love of learning, develop life long skills and engage in first hand experiences which enable life long learning. We work together with families and the local community to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve, and to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in life. We want pupils to develop personal values, qualities and attitudes and to be respectful of other people and their views and opinions. We promote work with the environment encouraging pupils to look after and sustain the world around them.
Our curriculum is designed to reflect the aims of the school and to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and other government guidance.
- The National Curriculum is organised in Key Stages. Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7 in Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11 in Years 3-6). The Foundation Stage curriculum is followed by children in the Reception class.
- Whole school planning procedures include schemes of work and lesson plans. We teach a creative curriculum, and work is planned to meet the individual needs of each pupil.
- The curriculum is delivered using a variety of teaching methods, sometimes whole class, sometimes group and sometimes individual.
- The school has internal procedures for monitoring the teaching and learning. These involve the Headteacher and Curriculum co-ordinators.
- All policies are available in school for parents to read.
EPA CURRICULUM STATEMENT
EPA schools have designed a curriculum which aims to:
- Have high aspirations for all children
- Encourage reflection, deep thinking and resilience
- Foster independence and raise self-esteem
- Value and develop pupils’ sense of belonging and pride in their achievements
- Develop empathy, collaboration and a sense of community
- Prepare children to make a positive contribution to modern Britain
Our goal is that children are empowered to grow as individuals academically, spiritually, morally, and culturally aiming to achieve success whatever their strengths. Our broad and balanced curriculum is under-pinned by the National Curriculum but enhanced and adapted with experiences and opportunities including high quality artistic, creative and sporting activities. Both cross-curricular and discrete approaches are adopted, depending on the nature of learning, and opportunity to allow links between themes and subjects foster a love of learning. Our schools have adopted the locally agreed syllabus for Religious Education to ensure our pupils develop mutual respect for, and tolerance of, those with different faiths and beliefs and those with no faith.
The teaching strategies within EPA schools enable the curriculum to be organised for all children to study and learn within a variety of settings and situations. Learning activities are carefully designed to enable all learners to progress well from their own starting points.