Leadenham CE Primary School Curriculum -
What drives our curriculum?
Overall Curriculum Intent
The child is at the centre of what we do at Leadenham. Our curriculum is built on strong pedagogical principles, with every child encouraged to meet and achieve their potential. We make it our aim to discover what children are good at and use this to promote a positive attitude to learning.
To enable children to develop the knowledge and skills required to flourish today and tomorrow and empower children to become lifelong learners.
Children leave Leadenham with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence, knowledge and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learner.
Leadenham CE Primary School, will work with everyone to create a happy, safe and stimulating setting where children are motivated to learn together. By maintaining high expectations of ourselves and each other, our children will be equipped to encounter opportunities and challenges with resilience and determination. We encourage a curiosity about the world and strive to ensure that our children will contribute positively to it, both now and in the future.
An important and distinctive feature of our school is the very positive relationships enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents. A central aim of Leadenham CE Primary School is to provide a rich and supportive, child-centred learning environment, which is age appropriate for the needs of all our pupils. In this we recognise that some pupils experience many challenges and barriers to overcome. We make it our mission to support these pupils by providing them with emotional support as well as ensuring the curriculum is based on consistent, child-centred, quality teaching and learning throughout the school.
Leadenham Primary School is an inclusive school, intent on ensuring that all pupils reach their potential in a culture of success. As a team, we are passionate about preparing our pupils to be successful adults in an ever-changing, technologically advanced society. We encourage our pupils to aim high. We value their individuality and creativity, and equip them with the skills, self-discipline and confidence to succeed. Where there are barriers, we pride ourselves on embracing different approaches and seizing new opportunities to ensure high-quality learning.
The curriculum is based on good quality resources. English is taught through quality whole class texts, and Maths is taught through a mastery approach, with manipulatives and a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to mathematical development used every lesson. The rest of the curriculum is based around the key knowledge and skills required to develop a mastery in the subject areas. The school has adapted the curriculum to help reflect the challenges and barriers faced by of our pupils and community, priding itself on its ability to work collaboratively and embrace different approaches.
Each subject area has a subject intent and an annual action plan which outlines development opportunities and clearly links with the school development plan.
The impact of the curriculum is monitored though triangulation of outcomes: pupil voice, test/data outcomes, planning, monitoring of books and displays, lesson learning walks, discussions with teaching staff, pupils and parents.
Pupils, parents and staff are consistently and regularly consulted about the curriculum and the impact that it makes.
The desired outcomes of the curriculum will ensure that pupils are well rounded students, ready to embark on high school education. They will be equipped with the foundations and skills to achieve success in later education. Pupils will understand what they are good at and have developed skills to face their challenges.