Elvetham Heath Primary School Curriculum Intent
The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the skills and knowledge to be successful, independent and motivated learners. Our curriculum is designed to be engaging and ambitious so that all learners, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and with SEND, develop enquiring minds and aspirational ambitions to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learning should set alight a flame of curiosity and fascination about the world around them. At Elvetham Heath Primary School, we tailor our curriculum to the locality both in and outside of the classroom; ensuring that our provision is inspiring and reflects the needs and experiences of our learners and provides them with the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in an everchanging world.
All areas of learning are coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. Prior learning is always the starting point and explicit links are made between what learners already know and how these skills and knowledge will help with future learning. Our unit overviews capture these links for learners and leaders as they are encouraged to revisit and build upon these over time. Ongoing regular assessment and analysis allows us to really understand what our learners know and can remember and swiftly address gaps and misconceptions to ensure that excellent progress is made by all, regardless of their starting points and that learning is embedded into children’s long-term memory.
Building on and enriching the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and the National Curriculum, we offer a breadth of subjects, knowledge and experiences because our learners deserve the best education. We have a resolute dedication to guaranteeing that all learners leave Elvetham Heath with excellent mathematical and literacy skills which will allow them to thrive at secondary school and beyond.
Our Character Education and Growth Mindset approach permeates all subjects, wider school activities and is at the very heart of our school. Our core virtues of Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Honesty and Kindness are fundamental to the children’s personal development. We see our learners holistically and educate them to be valuable citizens of society with a strong social and moral code who understand their own brilliant uniqueness and self-worth and value that in others. We encourage children to be the best version of themselves, even when no one is looking. Our curriculum and extra-curricular/enrichment activities are structured to nurture and celebrate individual talents, strengths and interests while also championing teamwork and collaboration.
We ensure that the pupils have a voice and contribute to their learning. We take on ideas and suggestions from the children and classroom learning environments reflect the ongoing, collaborative learning journey. Our ‘Young Governors’ also share ideas from their classes and decide which projects are their priority, reporting back to their classes at their meetings. This promotes inclusion, responsibility and democracy.
The Elvetham Heath Primary School vision states that our learning community is positive and supportive and we apply this ethos to planning and delivering our curriculum.
To find out how our curriculum complies with the Equalities Act please see our Equalities Policy. Please follow the link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 for more information on how we make our curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.
To find out more about the curriculum our school is following, please contact the school office team at firstname.lastname@example.org 01252 622205 who will direct your enquiry to the appropriate member of staff.