Allen Edwards Primary School Curriculum Guide
Our curriculum has been carefully considered to ensure broad and balanced opportunities for all children to develop and learn. As a staff, we worked together to design a programme that promotes high levels of challenge and achievement and ensures pupils are well prepared for each key stage, including secondary education, and for adult life in modern Britain.
At the centre of our curriculum are five key drivers, which together form a whole school vision and reflect the unique character and locality of our school. These drivers give children the skills and strategies necessary to be lifelong learners and successful adults.
In addition to these drivers, we have a core focus on pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) that is embedded in all areas of the Curriculum. A positive school ethos which emphasises effort and achievement encourages pupils to respect themselves and others, develop a strong sense of self-esteem and become confident individuals who can flourish and thrive.
Each term, the curriculum is underpinned by a theme, specific to each year group. Some terms we have a whole school theme, which all children (Nursery to Year 6) follow. These themes include: London, Cultural Awareness (linking to Black History Month) and Inspiring Authors. This thematic approach allows opportunities for collaboration between different year groups and the chance for the school to connect as a community. Although there is a clear structure to the themes and programs of study we follow, there is also room to provide teachers and pupils a chance to reflect on the work and bring in their own ideas, taking ownership of the learning. We are proud of our dynamic and exciting curriculum which supports our mission to provide a safe, stimulating and secure environment for learning and offer our pupils a positive academic start in life.
To gain more information about our curriculum please view the Curriculum Maps that we send out to parents each term by selecting Curriculum Maps for Parents below.
If you would like to find out more information about Allen Edwards Curriculum please contact Philip Slatter (Assistant Headteacher) who is responsible for Curriculum and Assessment at school. He can be contacted by telephone 020 7622 3985 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org