Article 28: Every child has the right to an education
Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full
Article 12: Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is shaped by the curiosity of our children at an appropriate level for each child’s age and stage of understanding. Each subject has its own Key Specification, which has been developed by all primary schools within the Rowan Learning Trust, and Intent (outcomes) document, which outlines the skills that are taught in each year group and how these skills progress throughout a child’s primary education. A co-constructed curriculum allows us to make learning matter more to our children by building on prior knowledge. Classroom practice is engineered to facilitate meaningful, well planned and sequenced discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning. Through a collaborative approach to learning, we activate students as learning resources for one another, as well as providing pupils with ownership of their own learning. Children gain knowledge year on year in the full range of National Curriculum subjects. Learning is academic, cultural, social, spiritual and moral. We aim to support children to become well developed, aspirational global citizens, who are accepting of difference and diversity and possess a strong moral compass. We provide daily opportunities for our children to form a better understanding of their rights and those of others.
Our daily practise is underpinned by the following research based pedagogy:
- Creating an environment where all children can be ready, respectful and safe
- Skilfully assessing prior learning, building on this learning and extending it to provide challenge
- Identifying and removing barriers to learning so that all pupils can achieve
- Using effective meta-cognitive approaches to teaching and learning
- Providing a wide-range of quality, purposeful experiences which drive our curriculum
- Engaging with pupils throughout the learning process by providing timely, effective feedback that moves learners forward
Subject leaders create and review Subject Intent (outcomes) Documents that teaching teams use to develop an interactive, creative and connected curriculum. They check on children’s learning throughout the year through a ‘Deep Dive’ of their subject, ensuring all pupils have equal access to a rich diet of learning. Curriculum Road Maps have been designed to ensure quality learning experiences for all children, while ensuring coverage of all necessary learning, Knowledge Organisers are used in specific subjects to support our pupils in retaining knowledge long term. Subject Leaders have also designed guidance on the adjustments that can be made when delviering the curriculum to ensure it is fully inclsive. Our Inclusive Curriculum docuemnts outline these recommendations.
We use the EYFS framework and the National Curriculum to plan our learning. All children from Year 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum which covers English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Design Technology, Art and Design. In addition to the National Curriculum, we teach Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education, Religious Education and French. All of the learning our pupils’ access is interwoven with the United Nations Rights of the Child.