Curriculum Intent statement
Respected and nurtured for uniqueness
As St Paul tells us, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy, 4.12)
Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow. Our curriculum focuses upon raising aspirations, providing a purpose and relevance for learning and helping children realise their strengths and fulfil their potential.
At Ashleworth C of E Primary School, every member of our school family is recognised as a unique individual, and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. We use our school ethos and Christian core values as the foundations for learning, and this is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values, with a vision to prepare our children for life. Forest School is a key part of this learning where children gain pride and self-respect from being challenged to push their boundaries. We believe that children should be happy, curious and imaginative.
Our curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, while providing first hand learning experiences, which allow the pupils to develop their interpersonal skills, build resilience and become critical thinkers who thrive on academic challenge. Our focus on curriculum development promotes teaching and learning experiences which are carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. High expectations of the teaching and application of basic skills provide access to learning for everyone. Educationally relevant trips and visitors to the school are chosen to enhance the curriculum, and to provide pupils with memorable experiences. These combine to create diverse and rich opportunities from which children learn and develop a range of transferable skills. Subject Leaders are integral to the success of our curriculum, by managing a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review.
We pride ourselves on our exclusive environment. Learning is planned using the requirements of the National Curriculum and a thorough knowledge of the strengths and needs of our children. Those who are more able are challenged; encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge. Those who find learning more difficult are nurtured and given targeted support through tailored interventions. This allows them to embed skills, to develop at their own pace and to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.
Children leave Ashleworth with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the self- confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.