The National Curriculum is intended to encourage the development of children intellectually, socially, physically and morally, and to provide children with the skills they will need for life and work.
The curriculum of the school is defined by law in the Education Reform Act of 1988, and the orders which are currently in force. The school is working according to the provisions of the Act, and under the supervision of the school governors.
The Education Reform Act defines a National Curriculum which applies throughout the country and which aims to set uniform standards of attainment. It comprises the following subjects for primary schools:
Religious Education – is a statutory part of the curriculum. It is taught according to a syllabus, which has been agreed by the Local Education Authority – Kent County Council. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children.
Assemblies and RE classwork are especially Christian in outlook, while remaining non-denominational. Work is done in which other religions and cultures are examined, so that children can respect and gain an understanding of the different beliefs held by people around the world.
The Education Reform Act 1988 requires all pupils to attend a daily act of collective worship which is broadly Christian in character. It need not only contain Christian material provided that taken as a whole it reflects the tradition of the Christian belief. It is not necessary that every assembly is of this nature but the majority should be. Assembly is a time when the school gathers together and when its moral and social values are reinforced. Assemblies may be whole school, key stage, class or team. Therefore although you have the right to withdraw your child from assemblies we hope you do not do so.
We follow the Numeracy and Literacy Strategies to support our delivery of English & Mathematics. In addition we use intervention programmes to support groups of pupils in further skills where needed.
The National Curriculum defines programmes of study, attainment targets, assessment arrangements for children aged seven and eleven and arrangements for reporting the performance of individual pupils and the school as a whole.
Whilst the National Curriculum defines the content, we, as a school, will provide the children with a breadth and balance, which will enhance their learning.
Copies of all curriculum policies are kept in the school office.