Our curriculum is made up of all the activities that we plan in order to promote pupils’ learning and personal growth and development. Our curriculum drivers are opportunities and possibilities.
It includes not only the formal elements of learning but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and the behaviour expectations within the school.
We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.
Excellent teaching gives children the life chances they deserve.
Our school does not fail any child. High standards, especially in literacy and numeracy, are the backbone of success in learning and in life. Our academy has high expectations for every child so that all children achieve their full potential.
The very best schools bring excellence and enjoyment together. Children learn better when they are excited and engaged. What excites and engages them best is truly excellent teaching. Excellent teaching challenges children and shows them what they can do. When there is joy in what they are doing, children learn to love learning.
The aims of our school curriculum at Cravenwood Primary Academy are to support children to:
- Feel safe and valued as part of a caring community that celebrates success;
- Be independent thinkers/learners who are able to seek solutions creatively and cooperatively;
- Inspire an ‘enquiring’ mind and ask questions;
- Be confident enough to take risks in their learning;
- Experience and actively participate in a relevant, enjoyable curriculum that evolves to meet the needs of all;
- Be able to listen and articulate responses showing consideration to others;
- Be polite and courteous;
- Be proactive in their responsibilities towards the community, society, the environment and economy, linking ‘real life’ with their learning;
- Understand and respect diversity;
- Be aware of and recognise their own learning needs and be involved in planning future steps;
- Develop a sense of self-esteem: be well balanced and healthy individuals.