“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Education influences and reflects the values of society, and the kind of society we want to be.
The Staff and Governors of Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School aim to tailor education to individual need, interest and aptitude so as to fulfil every child's potential. Every pupil will have access to a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum. However, it is recognised that every child has a different knowledge base and skill set, as well as varying aptitudes and aspirations; and that, as a result, there is a determination for every young person's needs to be assessed and their talents developed through diverse teaching strategies. At Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School this means teachers using the flexibilities that already exist to ally high standards in the basics with opportunities for enrichment and creativity. It is important therefore, to recognise a set of common values and purposes that underpin the curriculum at Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School and enable the school to achieve its aims.
Our taught curriculum is enhanced by our Stapeley Pledge, which identifies 14 activities that pupils will experience during their time in school. This can be found here
Common Values and Purpose
Our curriculum, whilst paying due regard to achieving high standards in English and Maths, is broad, exciting and challenging;
Our curriculum embraces the five outcomes previously set out in Every Child Matters - Stay safe; Be healthy; Enjoy and achieve; Achieve economic well-being; Make a positive contribution; and the sixth outcome, identified through our Christian values – be spiritual;
Our curriculum, especially through the content of our Religious Education curriculum and our Collective Worship themes, aims to provide pupils with an understanding of Christian Faith and our school's supporting values. However, pupils are also taught about the key elements of Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism.
Our curriculum is used to increase pupils' knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and become more aware of the world around them;
Our curriculum will be carefully planned and structured to ensure that learning is continuous, and that pupils make good progress with the development of their learning;
Our curriculum will engage the children’s interest, encourage independence and self-confidence and motivate them to want to learn;
It will be exciting and offer pupils first hand experiences to re-enforce their learning and to underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding;
It will open their eyes to the wonders of creation and cause them to marvel at the incredible and fantastic world in which we live.
Our curriculum consists of the following subject areas. Please click on the tabs for more detailed information. How we organise the curriculum between the different year groups can be found on the class pages.
Our curriculum is enhanced and enriched by a vast range of visits, visitors and residential visits - each class will probably have one day visit each term and all children from Year 2 upwards have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit (between 1 and 4 nights away from home!). We also make good use of our school grounds, including the ampitheatre and pavilion.
Pupil Progress meetings are held three times during the school year to discuss individual pupils' progress and attainment. At these meetings, additional support or challenge are agreed. Meetings are held regularly throughout the year with teachers and parents to ensure that each child has the right amount of support and challenge to enable them to do their best.
As part of our Investors in Pupils work, the children also take responsibility for their own personal development by setting themselves targets which are important to the individual child and have been agreed with staff. The class will also agree a class based target and reward!
Our curriculum offer is more than just the national curriculum subjects. The following overview shows how the various elements are combined.