Vision and Curriculum Statement
“We care that children understand, believe in and achieve their full potential.”
At Allenton this means children develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to access their next stage of education and begin their journey to being good citizens. We foster lifelong learning skills through our four Learning Superheroes: Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity. These equip children to overcome potential challenges in their future and contribute positively to their immediate and wider community.
We believe children learn best when they feel happy, safe and secure; with strong trusting relationships with the adults and children around them.
The content of our school curriculum is based on the National Curriculum objectives and the Derbyshire agreed syllabus for RE. Daily Maths and English lessons ensure children develop key knowledge and skills which then supports them to access the broader curriculum.
Topics are led through our core curriculum drivers: Science, History and Geography. We use progression of skills and knowledge to ensure coverage of objectives across the whole of the school and it also ensures that children build upon their prior learning. For example, History is taught chronologically starting in Reception with dinosaurs and finishing in year 6 with modern history such as WW2.
Enrichment is key to our curriculum and the opportunities we provide our children predominantly focus around three strands:
Bringing learning to life
The curriculum is underpinned by key School/British Values and these are taught both discreetly and in 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 alongside how children should look after themselves and others; understanding their rights and responsibilities.
Children with additional needs (SEND) are able to access all areas of our curriculum and have bespoke opportunities available to them to ensure their needs are catered for. We believe that all children develop according to the four areas of need identified in the SEND Code of practice and we have mapped how our curriculum offer meets development in each of these areas (see Offer document).