Methodology for Curriculum at Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School
Principles and Purpose
We offer a rich curriculum that meets the needs of all our learners. This is achieved by excellent quality; systematic and rigorous teaching in reading, writing and mathematics, so every child has access to learning and can consolidate basic skills quickly. By underpinning the whole learning experience with a rich, engaging curriculum, which encompasses new technologies, children will apply their knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as grow morally and spiritually. This will extend their understanding and explore their wider capacity to think and create, empowering them with skills to be life-long learners, have belief in their self-worth and to contribute and thrive in an ever changing society.
Entitlement and enrichment
We offer a skills led curriculum that embeds values for life and makes use of the enriching environment and community the school is at the heart of. There is a wealth of resources to be accessed which support the whole curriculum; the people of Chaddesley Corbett and beyond are an invaluable source of information, and good use is made of our environmental assets to put learning in a context and entrench good attitudes to modern life. Topical issues are delivered in a meaningful context and addressed using an approach which children understand. These issues are delivered using skills taught within our curriculum to encourage children to become independent enquirers and reflective learners.
An outstanding outdoor environment ensures that as children learn outside they practise using concrete experiences and become effective participators. This makes certain that a deeper understanding of all curriculum areas takes place, and forest school and other outdoor skills are fostered. Trained forest school leaders support children and staff to take risks in a managed and controlled manner. This style of learning will also promote mental wealth and an ability to self-manage. Learning how to regulate emotions, reactions and responses in this non-threatening environment enables children to show resilience and determination to succeed, even when things become tough.
Children are encouraged to become leaders in a variety of areas across school life, providing them with the skills to communicate cohesively and views to be captured. Their confidence to present ideas is promoted and children are given opportunities to develop presentation skills in a variety of situations. Opportunities for developing the skills of debate and sharing opinions are also used throughout the curriculum supporting the ability to become team workers.
Relationships between all stake holders are important to Chaddesley Corbett School. Safety and security is promoted in a nurturing environment. We endorse mental well-being through the support and understanding we offer, which in turn helps to develop resilience and an ability to persevere through challenges. Trust in others that they will do their best, meet needs and, support and not harm, will ensure children of Chaddesley Corbett will grow and acquire skills and knowledge through safe relationships built on mutual trust, and become the best they can be.
The broad and balanced curriculum we offer will equip our children with the breadth of knowledge and skills to serve them well living in today’s ever changing world.