Our Vision for the Curriculum at Woodstock CE Primary School
Woodstock CE Primary School strives to be an inclusive community where children Love, Learn and Flourish together. We value each child as an individual with a unique potential for learning. Their natural curiosity is fostered through a creative and ambitious curriculum that excites and challenges; and enables all to be independent, resilient and successful learners. Our curriculum nurtures and prepares children educationally, socially, morally and physically for their continuing learning journey, where doors will be opened rather than closed to future success. Supported by a culture of equality and aspiration, we aim to remove disadvantage so that every child believes in themselves and can thrive. Through the curriculum children develop an understanding of citizenship and are empowered to make valuable contributions locally and globally.
Our curriculum is seen in its widest sense as the entire planned learning experience. This includes formal lessons as well as events, routines, and learning that take place outside the classroom. It aims to:
- Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively acquiring sufficient knowledge for skills and future learning and employment.
- Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations.
- Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health and enable them to be active.
- Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support.
- Have a high academic/vocational/technical ambition for all pupils.
The Curriculum and Supporting Children with SEND
Woodstock CE Primary School aims to provide all pupils with strategies for dealing with their individual needs in a supportive environment, and to give them meaningful and supported access to the school’s broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to:
- Enable every pupil to experience success.
- Promote individual confidence and a positive attitude.
- Ensure that additional needs or disabilities are not barriers to accessing the curriculum and work to meet the needs of all individuals.
- Give pupils with SEND equal opportunities to take part in all aspects of the school’s provision, as far as is appropriate.
- Identify, assess, record, and regularly review pupils’ progress and needs.
- Involve parents/carers in planning and supporting at all stages of their pupil’s development.
- Work collaboratively with parents, other professionals and support services including medical professionals, EP, OT, C&I, S&L to ensure all resources and equipment are available where necessary.
- Ensure that the responsibility held by all staff and governors for SEN is implemented and maintained.
Our approach to the curriculum takes into account our duties within the Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Regulations 2014 to ensure it is accessible for children with disabilities or special educational needs.
If you have any further questions about our school's curriculum then please do get in touch with Anna Poole Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Lead, or Anne Hipwell Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Lead.