Every child is entitled to a good education and a curriculum that is tailored to their individual needs. We strongly believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn in a safe, happy and secure environment, that allows them to achieve and excel. All of our children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, have access to the same, rich curriculum offer, which we adapt, where necessary.
We are continually looking for ways to improve our curriculum and we ensure that we look for ways to enhance our classroom delivery, with practical, real-life experiences, that consolidate learning and give greater depth of understanding to the National Curriculum objectives.
We aim to provide our pupils with a broad, balanced education, develop them to fulfil their potential and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to each other, their family, society and the world of work. British Values underpin our entire ethos and curriculum.
We believe that education, at home and at school, is a route to moral, social, cultural, spiritual, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being of the individual. Education should also reaffirm our vision:
'Dream, believe, achieve!'
The below diagram, shows our vision as a staff, to help move the school forward and strive to be the best we can be, in every aspect of school life.
At Oughterside Foundation School, we also believe that:
- Each pupil is entitled to receive the best education possible and to achieve the highest standards
- The curriculum should prepare children for secondary school and beyond
- The curriculum should meet pupil’s individual needs
- Pupils with SEND will be given access to our full curriculum offer.
- Pupils learn best from a broad and challenging curriculum
- The curriculum should involve first-hand experience and be taught in ways which make sense for pupils
- Celebrating achievement in a range of subjects across the curriculum and beyond improves pupils’ confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to tackle more challenging work and develop a positive attitude to school life.
We have very high expectations for attainment and progress in all subject but we also offer a wide range of art, musical and sporting opportunities throughout Key Stage One and Two. Children are given opportunities to participate in after school clubs linked to these curriculum areas and are often invited to participate in competitive events and festivals too.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.