At Polegate School we teach the National Curriculum comprising the core subjects of - Literacy, Mathematics, Science and ICT along with the foundation subjects - History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education. For these subjects there are programmes of study to ensure continuity and progression.
ICT is expanding rapidly and is taught as a subject in its own right and across the curriculum. The school has excellent facilities for ICT. 'The ICT in the school helps make learning interesting and fun.' Ofsted 2007
At Polegate School we are commited to providing a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. We totally support the national drive to raise educational standards and see the development of Literacy and Numeracy as our key priorities. We are excitied by the potential offered by the expansion of the use of ICT in school. At the same time we place tremendous importance on cross-curricular strands which make a major contribution to the development of the whole child. The curriculum we offer greatly exceeds that required by law and we are proud to offer high quality French, Health and Sex Education, Environmental Education, Safety Education and Personal and Social Education.' From the start of the Reception Year, the curriculum is creative and enlivened through themed days, such as Victorian and Roman days. A strong feature is the way ICT is used as a tool to boost learning across all subjects.' Ofsted 2007.
In both 2003 and 2006 we were awarded Artsmark Gold- the highest award given by the Arts Council of England- in recognition of our high quality work in Art, Drama, Music and Dance.
'An excellent range of after school and lunchtime clubs gives pupils opportunities to extend their interests and artistic and physical skills.' Ofsted 2007
Gifted and Talented Art Club.
Designed and printed T-Shirts using ICT.
Detailed schemes of work are available to parents on request. Or these can be found on the DFES 'Standards Site'.