Parents undoubtedly have the greatest influence on a young person’s attitude and educational development. At Langley Moor we hope to work with parents in encouraging positive values and qualities in children such as industry, honesty, reliability, initiative, self-discipline and tolerance within a climate of equal opportunities for all children.
We seek to provide all children with a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum matched to their individual needs. In this way children will gain knowledge of the world about them and develop a desire to learn more about the world.
All teachers will present the subjects English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Physical Education, Music and Art in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements and programmes of study produced by the DfE, LEA and ourselves.
The National Curriculum is described in terms of separate subjects by the documentation which has been published. Whilst the National Curriculum is being taught throughout the school, the subjects may or may not be taught as separate items. Topics and thematic work provide children with the opportunity to study aspects of History, Geography, Science, Technology, Language, Mathematics and so forth under one termly topic e.g. OURSELVES.
During the course of the year children will cover the full range of subjects within the National Curriculum, though at different stages of the year there may be a different emphasis (and therefore time) allocated to each curriculum area. Children will also have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of Health Education, Local Studies, Conservation and Pollution as an integral part of their studies throughout the year. The National Curriculum, (and the accompanying assessment) as delivered in this school is a legal requirement and, ordinarily, no child may be excused.
Children may be withdrawn from Religious Education and Collective Worship. Parents who feel that they may wish to withdraw their child should discuss this with the Headteacher.
If parents have any queries or require any further information about the school’s curriculum, again they should not hesitate to discuss this with the Headteacher who will be willing to assist.
Extra help is given to those who have language problems while the mathematical scheme offers many opportunities for reinforcement work in basic skills. Parents will be informed and their co-operation sought if their children experience problems requiring special help.
School rules are kept to a minimum. They are designed to maintain an orderly atmosphere within the school and to encourage social awareness, consideration of others and good manners. In the case of persistent serious misbehaviour, parents will be asked to visit school to discuss possible solutions to the problem.