The Primary Curriculum
We offer our pupils an extensive curriculum supported by Authority and National guidelines to develop and promote the skills which are necessary for life. Although the strands above are illustrated individually, they are in fact inter-related.
Within this broad and varied curriculum, we strive to provide equal opportunities for all of our children regardless of ability, gender or race.
Multicultural and Anti-Racist education are integral elements of all programmes of work.
Every aspect of the curriculum is very carefully planned by the teacher and this planning is closely monitored by promoted staff to support class teachers and ensure consistency with school, Authority and National guidelines. Teachers plan together in the long, medium and short term so parents can be assured that the content of educational programmes is similar in each class at a particular stage and across composite classes where they exist.
A structured communication system exists to ensure a similar level of progression and cohesion between pre-five, primary and secondary education.
5-14 National Guidlines
These government guidelines suggest outcomes, levels of attainment and targets within each curricular area and provide advice to schools with regard to recording progress, assessment, reporting to parents etc. on pupil progress from P1 - S2.
The integration of these National Guidelines is part of a planned development in schools and the advice given provides the basis of Authority and school policies.