Our vision for School

We care that our children understand, believe in and achieve their full potential.
Instilling the high aspirations that we have for our children, community and ourselves.
Learning together through:

  • Partnership and support
  • Shared values and expectations
  • Commitment

Our Values

Our values in school support and promote the British values as defined in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.
The British values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

In school these values are promoted at all times and in all curriculum areas and form a key part of our expectations of children, parents and staff. We provide children with learning and experiential opportunities to see and practice the above values. In all lessons we promote the 4R’s (below) which underpin how we support children in being life-long learners and become responsible citizens.

Deep rooted within staff is the commitment to ensure the safety of children. We try to enable pupils to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. We have four learning super heroes that are used to support children in developing their learning skills they are:

Our Curriculum

At Allenton Community Primary School, we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education and life in modern day Britain.

Pupils are still working on the Early Learning Goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as they enter Year 1. There is a period in the Autumn Term where the majority of children progress to the National Curriculum. Throughout this period and beyond all children are still developing their phonic knowledge through the Letters and Sounds Programme and developing their fluency in reading through the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme which runs throughout the school.

Phonics Policy 2017

The National Curriculum is delivered using the Cornerstones Framework as a basis to ensure coverage and progression throughout the school. Termly assessments undertaken in core areas of reading, writing and mathematics ensure that children are meeting expectations in their learning.

www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk

The ‘more able’ are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their education more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success. National requirements and school requirements are mapped out as a whole school and then individual year groups plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly.

The curriculum is underpinned by key School/British Values and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum.

The English curriculum and the mathematics curriculum are supported through the National Curriculum Framework. In all year groups there are small group interventions in order to support pupils in gaining the key skills to become successful readers, writers and mathematicians.

All subject leaders are given training and opportunity to keep developing their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school. Theme weeks, whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children’s learning. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further where appropriate, including booster sessions and 1-1 support to meet the needs of children who are vulnerable to not making expected progress, or who demonstrate the capacity to work beyond expectation. Additional whole school programmes and approaches support quality teaching and learning and the school is well resourced in terms of learning materials, books and technology.

The outdoor environment and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils.

Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based and external exhibitions, performances, competitions and events involving other schools. Developing their independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.