At Nerrols Primary School, the curriculum is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the children. All young people are individuals and our curriculum recognises that. We aim to offer the children the best educational experience possible. We want our curriculum to be exciting, interesting and engaging so that children are curious, inspired and enjoy learning. We believe it is important that the children receive the basic entitlement of the National Curriculum and more. The curriculum is designed to provide a rich and varied programme of activities and learning experiences to meet the needs, interests and aspirations of all learners, within and beyond the school day. The curriculum seeks to ensure that not only are National Curriculum requirements in place, but also that:
- The curriculum allows for the appropriate progression between the different stages of education (FS1 → FS2 → KS1 → KS2) in line with the vision for a cohesive ‘all-through primary’ school.
- It provides a curriculum that is creative, purposeful and relevant to the setting of the school and the community in which it is based, but that also broadens the children’s horizons as British and World citizens.
- It maximises opportunities for flexibility and personalised learning.
- It reflects and embodies the key vision and aims of the Richard Huish Trust relating to Wellbeing, Community and Diversity and Opportunity and Enterprise, influencing thinking and applications across all relevant areas and ultimately inspires pupils to aspire to achieve excellent outcomes in all areas of learning and development.
- It creates an environment where our most disadvantaged pupils can thrive and progress, through their pre-school and primary experience, to secondary school and beyond.
The curriculum is underpinned by the RHT Vision and aims, and a set of curriculum drivers.
The curriculum drivers are characteristics that define the curriculum and underpin the work we do. The drivers are areas that will be valued as a school. They give focus to learning opportunities and are embedded throughout teaching and learning, developing the child as a whole.
At Nerrols Primary School, the needs of the children will determine the emphasis of the curriculum. We aim to give children an individualised curriculum experience that changes and adapts according to where the children are and what their needs are. The curriculum will be fluid and deliver a programme of continuous intervention, through Quality First teaching.
Nerrols Primary School will be committed to developing the best possible learning opportunities for all its children. We will identify the children’s needs, giving learning a sound educational purpose, and then creating imaginative and engaging learning opportunities to accomplish this.
We will encourage active learning through exploration, enquiry, investigation and structured play using first hand experiences wherever possible. We recognise that technology is a part of the children’s natural environment and will embrace a wide range of technology as an essential tool for learning. We will provide a range of opportunities for children to develop, use and refine key knowledge, understanding and skills, and to practice and apply them regularly in different contexts and settings.