‘Together We Achieve’
The rationale for Curriculum Design
This rationale and curriculum aims have been created in consultation with all stakeholders of the school; it has been designed not only to provide breadth of knowledge and progression of skills across KS2, but to prepare our children for KS3 and beyond following the National Curriculum.
It is our vision that at KEJS we come together as a school community to make exciting discoveries, whilst seeking answers to the questions about ourselves and the world in which we live. We empower all of our children to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical well-being through a creative curriculum for excellence.
At KEJS we value respect, collaboration, resilience, nuture and independence which are interwoven into our exciting and engaging curriculum, fostering a love of learning built on these skills for life.
Our inclusive curriculum aims to be ambitious and challenging for all children in school, created with a carefully sequenced and progressive programme of study across all subjects.
- We want our children to be excited and eager to learn, being pioneers of their own learning and building skills to work together.
- We use the national curriculum guidelines in order to develop creative, relevant and inspiring learning opportunities with purposeful outcomes that they care about achieving.
- We aim to meet the diverse needs of all our learners, challenging them and enabling them to problem solve and undertake learning at a deeper level, whilst taking into consideration their holistic needs.
- We want our children to be confident in sharing their learning with their peers, their families and the wider community and to learn from others.
- We want our children to appreciate the benefits of cultural diversity, having a sense of who they are and being able to reflect on their own identity, to then be able to view the world and respect the diverse world in which we live.
- We aim to provide a rich ‘cultural capital’ (background knowledge of the world children need to infer meaning from what they read.) to help our children express themselves in a mature way.
How will this excellence be achieved?
We will begin by having a secure knowledge of the children who make up our Knights Enham Junior community; understanding their needs, interests and aspirations.
- Quality first learning opportunities rooted on a clear understanding of cognition and varying learning needs and abilities of children will be consistently in place; ensuring an accessible and inclusive curriculum.
- Adults will have a good knowledge of all children informing groupings, teaching styles and classroom organisation.
- Interventions will be appropriately planned, delivered and evaluated to enhance all children’s capacity to access the full curriculum.
- Teachers will have progressive and deep subject knowledge across the broad curriculum ably supported by experienced subject leaders.
- Feedback will be responsive to outcomes within each lesson
- Through an effective partnership with our families and wider community, broadening opportunities.
- The classroom environment will help support, celebrate and motivate children within their learning.
- High expectations of behaviour and attitudes to learning.
- Assessment and moderation will form part of an ongoing curriculum review ensuring high levels of accountability.
- Senior leaders of the school will consistently check the implementation of the curriculum through well planned monitoring and evaluation; disseminating this to all stake holders to plan for the future.
- Reading and maths are key drivers, which are interwoven across all aspects of learning in order to provide the essential skills required to access the breadth of the curriculum.
How will we know our curriculum is successful?
- Children will make progress in line with or above national expectations, they are given opportunities to access the greater depth standard.
- Attainment gaps between specific groups will be diminished.
- Children will be confident, successful learners demonstrating our school learning values and making the right choices both in school and within the local community.
- Children will enjoy learning and coming to school, having a healthy mind, a healthy body and articulating why this is important.
- Assessment and review documentation will show knowledge and learning life skills are embedded throughout the curriculum.
- All leaders, including governors of the school, will understand and be able to articulate the impact of the well planned curriculum on children’s achievements and rates of progression.
Please see our SEN and Equality policies and how they comply with our curriculum.