Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Statement

At Barley Mow Primary School, we offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of the children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.

The aim of the curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education and their future lives. We want our children to understand their place in our community and their role in the wider society. Our curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity, problem-solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience are nurtured. As well as physical development, wellbeing and mental health are key elements to our school and our curriculum that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.

The National Curriculum requirements and skills identified by the school are mapped out across the key stages for each subject, then individual teachers plan and deliver the curriculum for their pupils accordingly. The curriculum is underpinned by school’s core values (being honest, being hardworking, being respectful, being resilient and being kind) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society (Fundamental Bristish Values) are woven through the curriculum.

Central to our curriculum intentions are the following principles:

  • Championing an appropriate mix of academic and personal development
  • Prioritising the physical and mental wellbeing of children
  • Acquiring values, attitudes and concepts which support children to become socially aware, tolerant, equitable and respectful of the diverse cultures and beliefs of others in modern society
  • maximising opportunities to develop enquiring minds with the ability to question, and the resilience to problem solve and reason
  • Promoting understanding og the world we inhabit and the responsibility we share to contribute positively to this as global citizens, as well as members of a local community
  • Enpowering children to use their literacy, oracy and digital skills to purposely share and articulate their learning with others
  • Enriching the curriculum with first-hand experiences, pertinent educational visits and expert visitors to capitalise on opportunities for learning outside of the classroom.

In all areas of the curriculum, we adopt an inclusive approach to ensure that we give every child the opportunity to access all learning opportunities. In keeping with our commitment to provide every child with a rich and varied curriculum and continually strive for high aspirations for all.

Curriculum Statement

If you would like to know more about the curriculum our school is following please contact the school office.