Carr Head Curriculum
Through partnership with parents, carers and the wider community, we aim to prepare all our children
for their futures by nurturing a love of learning through a curriculum that is rich with opportunity,
experience and challenge, within an atmosphere in which the children feel secure and valued.
A broad curriculum builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their
starting points. The curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem-solving,
responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development and well-being are key elements that
support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. The
curriculum celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the school
and wider communities, while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural
development. Children’s independence, resilience and confidence is promoted by building on our
core values and teaching and learning principles.
The National Curriculum forms the basis of our long-term curriculum plan. We have adapted our curriculum so that it is relevant to our context and provides an education relevant to today’s society. Children are taught in seven single age classes. The Early Years and Key Stage 1 consists of three infant classes: Oak (EYFS), Y1 and Y2. Key Stage 2 covers four single age classes: Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6. Teaching and Learning Assistants provide additional academic and emotional support for children throughout the school.
The British Values of:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect and Tolerance for those of different faith and beliefs
are embedded throughout the curriculum and in the wider life of the school. The Junior Leadership Team, Eco Group and School Council are democratically elected as representatives across the school. The ethos of the school promotes respect for all and the use of the Family Values scheme complements the focus on British values.
There are policies on all subject areas of the curriculum on the website and these are available from the Head Teacher on request.