Trowell Church of England Primary School
Trowell C of E Curriculum Statement
At Trowell C of E, we follow the National Curriculum, however we do so in a way that is unique to our own unique school. We believe that, like every school, Trowell C of E has its own unique ‘DNA’, and thus we have devised a curriculum vision that is tailored to our locality, Christian values, and of course our children.
In devising the curriculum, we identified the following significant factors pertinent to our individual school:
- Pupils generally achieve in line with or above national averages for Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
- A greater number of pupils could achieve Greater Depth in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
- The achievement of boys in Reading and Writing is below that of girls; the achievement of girls in Mathematics is generally below that of boys.
- There is an increasing number of pupils with SEND or who present with social and emotional challenges.
- We are a Church of England school.
- The percentage of pupils who identify as Christian is 49%
- The local community is predominantly white-British, and there is a lack of cultural diversity within the school.
- Pupils come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, and there is a low percentage of pupils who are identified as disadvantaged.
- The school is not yet successful enough at working in partnership with parents.
- Many children lack independence and resilience, particularly when presented with failure or disappointment.
- Pupils’ skills in ICT require improvement.
In response to these factors, staff experience and research on what constitutes effective teaching and learning, we have devised a curriculum vision for our school. Each subject and year group delivers a curriculum that is conversant with this vision.
Trowell C of E Curriculum Vision
At Trowell C of E, our vision is to provide a curriculum that:
- is challenging for all pupils
- is fun and provides memorable experiences
- promotes creativity and opportunities for practical/’hands-on’ experiences
- is knowledge-rich and provides children with a breadth of knowledge about the world
- works in harmony with our Christian ethos and values
- promotes a growth mindset and pupil wellbeing
- promotes independence and resilience
- promotes social skills and a sense of community
- is manageable within a safe workload for staff
- is enriched with experiences that reduce disadvantage
- is culturally diverse and promotes knowledge and tolerance of different faiths
- enables pupils to learn about their unique locality
- develops pupils with ICT and other skills that they need to succeed in the modern world
- provides opportunities for working in partnership with parents and the community