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 curriculum is delivered through short topic blocks which we call 'Mini Adventures'. This enables us to meet the coverage 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 faiths 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
- mutual respect
- individual liberty
These are taught through: the mini-adventures; our celebration events and festival assemblies; our school council and house system; our work with parents and the wider community; and the example we set as a school.
We enhance our curriculum through a number of outdoor 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 into 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.
A variety of current affairs are covered and national days celebrated over the academic year including national poetry day, harvest festival, Diwali etc.
For further information about our curriculum please contact:
Natalie Townill - Assistant headteacher and Curriculum Develop Leader
by calling 01922 449104 or emailing email@example.com