At Devonshire Park Primary School, our curriculum is based on the September 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years 2012 framework in the Foundation Stage.
Our rigorous, well planned curriculum combined with high quality teaching ensures that children are supported to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a genuine thirst for learning. Children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect for and understanding of people.
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we as a school organise in order to promote learning, personal growth, development and awe and wonder. It includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential
Our Curriculum is:
A mastery curriculum which is challenging, exciting, dynamic, fun and relevant to our pupils.
An inclusive curriculum which encourages, curiosity and analytical thinking and develops creativity, independence and resilience.
A curriculum, which builds interest, strengths, talents and experiences for our pupils.
A curriculum that celebrates cultural diversity and through which our pupils recognise their role as global citizens.
To ensure staff have good subject knowledge across the curriculum all subject leaders have gained or are working towards subject award frameworks. Such depth in knowledge is shared amongst staff ensuring that all staff can engage motivate and challenge pupils.
Subject content is delivered in a variety of ways:
· Discreet subject content.
· Themed Weeks.
· Fundraising events and Awareness Raising days.
· Guest Speakers who add an extra dimension.
· Other events in school that support the Devonshire Park Curriculum.
· Theatre, artists, workshops and performances in and out of school.
· Religious celebrations and visits, including services, collective worship and
Learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and as a result achieve well. They are ready for the next stage of education.