The Whole Curriculum
The curriculum covers the full range of learning and other kinds of experience that each school plans for its pupils. It includes the National Curriculum, which all schools are legally required to teach, but also the other aspects of the rich and varied life of schools, reflecting the different emphases and priorities which each school has.
The staff and governors of Stoke Leys believe that children should learn, during their time at school, to value themselves, their families and friends and develop qualities such as kindness and tolerance of others and a regard for truth and honesty. They should acquire a positive approach to life and learning and take a pride in their achievements and those of other members of the school community.
The school curriculum is enriched by the many contributions of all who work at Stoke Leys, teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and governors. Taken as a whole it provides nurture for all aspects of the developing child; mental, physical, social and cultural, as well as spiritual and moral.
The Stoke Leys curriculum is designed to prepare its pupils to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of today’s fast-changing world, to enter the world of work and to take their place in society, equipped to make a worthwhile contribution, and derive pleasure and satisfaction from a wide range of activities.
The National Curriculum
The National Curriculum provides an entitlement for all pupils, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender and differences in ability and disabilities, to a number of areas of learning and the development of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes.
It makes expectations for learning and achievement clear and thus establishes national standards for the performance of pupils, at each stage of development. These standards are used to set targets that help to monitor and measure progress, right from the very first steps on the learning ladder. As all schools follow the same National Curriculum it makes for continuity and progression from one school to the next.
The assessment of children is a continual part of classroom practice. Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress and this is reported in detail at the Annual Review Meeting and the Annual Report.
Statutory Attainment Tests
All children are assessed at the end of year 2 and year 6 (7 years and 11 years). Please refer to the appendices.