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Trowell Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Overview


Vision and ethos

As a Church of England Primary School we are committed to providing the best possible education for all our pupils within the framework of a caring and Christian community that supports each of its members. Our vision statement explains what is important to us, and the basis of all our work with your child.

The quality of relationships between all members of school, staff and pupils, and the relationship with parents and carers is closely linked to our ethos as a church school. It is expressed in the terms of sharing and caring. It is from this premise that Christian love will pervade all aspects of life at school. It will influence our relationships with pupils. It will affect how we value work and achievements of pupils and staff. It will be seen in the way the school environment is created and cared for; the way in which the needs of the

pupils, parents and community are met, and in the way teaching and non-teaching staff work together effectively as a team.



Our curriculum

We endeavour to meet the needs of our learners by offering a curriculum that:

· Embodies rigour and high standards and creates coherence

· Secures the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils

· Ensures children are taught the essential knowledge in the key subject disciplines

· Equips pupils’ with the essential learning skills of English, mathematics, science and information and communication technology, religious education, history, geography, art music, design & technology, physical education, a modern foreign language,

· Builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develops their confidence in the

capacity to enjoy learning and work independently and collaboratively

· Promotes an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally

· Contributes to the development of pupils’ sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain’s diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of their lives.

· Encourages pupils to appreciate human aspirations and achievements in aesthetic, scientific, technological and social fields, and prompt a personal response to a range of experiences and ideas.

· Provides rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of

knowledge, understanding and skills

· Enables pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better

· Gives pupils opportunities to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership to equip them for their future lives as workers and citizens

· Develops pupils’ physical skills and encourage them to recognise the importance of pursing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safe

· Promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, in particular, develops principles for distinguishing between right and wrong

· Develops pupils’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence individuals and societies

· Develops pupils’ integrity and autonomy and helps them to be responsible and caring citizens capable of contributing to the development of a just society

· Promotes equal opportunities and enables pupils to challenge discrimination and stereotyping

· Develops pupils’ awareness and understanding of, and respect for the environments in which they live, and secure their commitment to sustainable development at a personal, local, national and global level.

· Equips pupils as consumers to make informed judgements and independent decisions and to understand their responsibilities and rights

· Promotes pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being and helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, school, work and in the community

· Develops pupils’ ability to relate to others and work for the common good

· Enables pupils to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities, to manage risk and to cope with change and adversity

· Prepares pupils for the next steps in their education and equips them to make informed choices at school and throughout their lives, enabling them to appreciate the relevance of their achievements to live and society outside school, including leisure, community engagement and employment.


Racial Equality & Equal Opportunities Statement

All children have equal access and inclusive rights to the curriculum regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, disability or ability. We plan work that is differentiated for the performance of all groups and individuals. Trowell C of E Primary School is committed to creating a positive climate that will enable everyone to work free from racial intimidation and harassment and to achieve their full potential.


Accessibility of policy documents

Parents and carers are welcome to ask for further information about any policy matter. Copies of current School policies are available for parents and carers to read online at the school website or in paper format from the school office. The School will try to arrange for the translation or summary of a document when this is requested by a parent or carer whose first language is not English.