Statement of Aims
The School aims to:
Provide a high quality of education where children are successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve their potential
Encourage children to achieve their potential in a safe, caring and stimulating environment
Equip children with skills for lifelong learning to enable them to become independent learners, with the skills and attitudes necessary to gain the most from the opportunities which life presents to lead fulfilling lives
Promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well being, to enable them to achieve high standards of behaviour and positive attitudes with confidence to enable them to live safe and healthy lives
Build and maintain close local community, global community, parental and governor links, to help children become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
The National Curriculum and the following documents form the basis of our school curriculum:
Primary National Strategy (Literacy and Numeracy)
East Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
We recognise that the curriculum cannot remain static and must be responsive to changes in society and the economy and the outcomes of the evaluation of teaching and learning in our school.
Our Curriculum aims to enable all pupils to become:
Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Successful learners who
Have the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology
Are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems
Have enquiring minds and think for themselves to process information, reason, question and evaluate
Communicate well in a range of ways
Understand how they learn and learn from their mistakes
Are able to learn independently and with others
Know about big ideas and events that shape our world
Enjoy learning and are motivated to achieve the best they can now and in the future.
Confident individuals who
Have a sense of self worth and personal identity
Relate well to others and form good relationships
Are self aware and deal with their emotions
Have secure values and beliefs and have principles to distinguish right from wrong
Become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves
Make healthy lifestyle choices
Are physically competent and confident
Take managed risks and stay safe
Recognise their talents and have ambitions
Are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities
Are open to the excitement and inspiration offered by the natural world and human achievements.
Responsible citizens who
Are well prepared for life and work
Are able to work cooperatively with others
Respect others and act with integrity
Understand their own and others’ cultures and traditions, within the context of British heritage, and have a strong sense of their own place in the world
Appreciate the benefits of diversity
Challenge injustice, are committed to human rights and strive to live peaceably with others
Sustain and improve the environment, locally and globally
Take account of the needs of present and future generations in the choices they make
Can change things for the better.
Our pupils are entitled to a curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant. The curriculum will be informed by assessment and appropriately differentiated in order to ensure continuity and progression throughout the learning process. We will ensure there is equality of access to and experience of the whole curriculum.
Our curriculum is planned to ensure entitlement for all pupils and we aim for and demand the highest levels of pupil achievement. We encourage and expect all our parents, carers and the community to work in active partnership with the school.
These curriculum aims will inform all school policies and planning, and will be reflected in classroom practice.