In line with the national curriculum recommendations our curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The school curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. We ensure that there is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. This is an essential element of our approach to Inclusion.
We follow national curriculum programmes of study for each national curriculum subject, setting out the ‘matters, skills and processes’ to be taught at each key stage. We are free to choose how we organise our school day and we ensure that the content of the national curriculum programmes of study is taught to all pupils.
Our teaching staff take account of their duties under equal opportunities legislation that covers race, disability, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment. All our pupils have special educational needs, many of whom also have disabilities in relation to SEMH. Our lessons are planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. In many cases, such planning will mean that these pupils will be able to study the full national curriculum.