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Curriculum Rationale and Ethos

At Chuckery we believe that children need a curriculum which is relevant, interesting and inspiring.  We also believe we must support the children to become effective learners who understand how to achieve their personal potential as well as contributing positively to the their local and the wider community.

 

The "Mini Adventures" we teach in each year group are designed to meet the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and to provide the children with the opportunity to ask questions and direct their own learning.

 

As a multi cultural school we recognise the need to celebrate the diversity of backgrounds and faith we have in school whilst promoting the strong, shared British values of:

 

  • behaviour and the rule of law
  • tolerance of each others beliefs and values 
  • democracy
  • mutual respect
  • individual liberty

 

These are reflected through the mini-adventures we teach, our celebration events and festival assemblies, our school council and house system,  our work with parents and the wider community and our expectations of the children and the example we set as a school.

 

Our mini-adventures  involve a curriculum enhancement experiences. These are often visits to  relevant places where we can deepen the children's understanding and enable them to fully understand their learning or visitors in school who can provide the children with a relevant and thought provoking experience.

 

We aim to offer pupils a broad and balanced curriculum that takes into account their emotional welfare, including the prevention of radicalisation and extremism and how to stay safe from abuse and exploitation.

 

The National Curriculum is the starting point for planning, with the PSHE element offering comprehensive coverage that allows pupils the opportunity to consider issues that may affect them within school and outside of school.  Pupils are positively encouraged to challenge stereotypical images and views and are aware of how, and who to report concerns to if something is troubling them.

 

Age appropriate lessons, with age appropriate vocabulary accompany assemblies to provide opportunities for discussions and the airing opinions and concerns.  We aim to offer a balanced view with pupils able to make decisions based on their learning.

 

Staff are aware of their responsibilities towards pupil welfare and members of staff have attended Safeguarding training and been provided with the topics to be covered in their year group, with suggestions how to approach and teach. 

 

A variety of issues are addressed over the academic year and pupils are reminded frequently how to report concerns.

 

Further information on the curriculum we deliver can be found on the individual year group pages or by contacting the head teacher via the main school number or through the school email address