At Stamfordham Primary School, our curriculum is designed to give children the building blocks needed to become successful citizens.
We have a broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible to all and we ensure each and every one of our pupils has the opportunity to expand their cultural capital and become resilient and ambitious learners. We have designed our curriculum to cover not only the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum / Early Years Foundation Stage, but to take account of our local farming heritage. We have a particular focus on reading as we believe this is the gateway to accessing the whole-school curriculum and being successful in life.
Our key aim is that when children leave us to move on to secondary school, they have:
We nurture children’s differences and strengths to enhance their self-esteem and foster a true love of learning.
We review our curriculum regularly to ensure that it is best suited to our learners’ needs. Each curriculum area has a subject-specific intent and coverage is reviewed by subject leaders and the senior leadership team. In addition to our timetabled planning, we offer additional focus days / weeks to enhance and consolidate learning opportunities. These include STEM weeks, Art/DT projects, careers weeks and additional work with the local community.
We measure the impact in a range of ways. We use ongoing formative and summative assessment methods to track the progress of all children in school. We also use less formal methods to monitor the impact of teaching and learning such as pupil questionnaires and communicating with parents and carers. Our Governing body carries out visits to review all subjects as detailed in our comprehensive monitoring timetable. Subject leaders are proactive in measuring the impact within their subject area(s).
National curriculum: https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum