Our imaginative curriculum has been designed to prioritise an excellent education ‘right from the start’. It is our intention to provide children with a vocabulary rich environment, focusing on the acquirement of fundamental skills, powerful knowledge, concepts and values. The curriculum ensures our children have a strong foundation in social, emotional behaviours that encourages them to become independent and lifelong learners. Our inclusive curriculum ensures all children have the opportunity to make strong progress from their given starting point, whilst developing resilience and a growth mindset. The children are equipped with the necessary knowledge of how to keep themselves safe within society. The curriculum provides an extensive variety of enrichment opportunities to develop children’s knowledge of the world around them, enhancing their aspirations to become good citizens of the future.
Our curriculum is designed to use a mastery approach, whereby concepts, knowledge and skills are carefully sequenced so that each time they are revisited the children can deepen this further.
Lesson are built on prior learning to enable children to make connections and build schemata.
Powerful knowledge is embedded into the long term memory.
Subject leaders create detailed progression of skills within their subject to secure mastery of skills and technical vocabulary.
Our curriculum promotes the mastery of language through structured teaching of vocabulary.
Reading and phonics are at the heart of our curriculum.
Reading for Pleasure is highly promoted.
The curriculum is subject specific, planned to ensure depth within a teaching sequence and overtime.
Excellence for all
High expectations and aiming for excellence bring out the best in everyone, with challenge developing their resilience and enabling them to achieve their best.
An inclusive curriculum that allows all pupils to learn and every child is entitled to be taught the whole curriculum. Support can be provided by the highly skilled staff, targeted interventions and accessing other supporting agencies.
Explicit links are made to allow children to question the world around them and form moral opinions
Experiences (included in the Jackfield Promise) link to the curriculum and beyond allowing children to develop confidence and an understanding of the wider world.