Our curriculum is steeped in powerful knowledge and skills that will develop our pupils’ cultural capital, independence and literacy. Our vision is that pupils are exposed to a range of significant topics that develop their understanding of the world and become well-rounded, culturally literate young people. We endeavour to enable all pupils to acquire skills and knowledge that takes them beyond their everyday experience. We believe access to a high-quality curriculum is the ‘right’ of all pupils as future citizens.
The two-year curriculum map is designed to ensure that there is clear coherence and continuity between phases and key stages. This means that pupils will cover a range of enriching and enlivening topics during their time at the school. In addition, we have mapped out a skills audit that means pupils will cover the statutory skills outlined in the national curriculum. An overarching motivation behind the curriculum is to create a model that allows pupils to be creative, while emboldening children’s sense of enquiry, resilience and self-confidence.
We believe that topics should always provoke discussion and, sometimes, disagreement with different perspectives coming to the fore. A curriculum that lends itself to intellectual enquiry develops thinking and research skills and sets pupils out on a path of discovery that can lead to powerful and long-lasting conclusions.