The Curriculum of the school is based on the Bexley Curriculum containing the revised National Curriculum with its core subjects of English, Maths, Science and ICT together with the foundation subjects History, Geography, Art, Music, Design Technology and Physical Education. Religious Education is also part of the curriculum.
Our working curriculum is very carefully balanced so that an appropriate emphasis is placed upon Literacy and Numeracy whilst providing a broadly based meaningful curriculum.
In order to deliver the curriculum teachers use a system of structured planning, assessment and evaluation.
We give due recognition to the importance of first hand experience and practical tasks in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills, and regularly give children the opportunity to reflect upon their experiences, activities and progress.
We believe it is vital that children are encouraged to develop an inquisitive and questioning manner towards their learning and encourage a thirst for knowledge, which, we hope, will lead to lifelong learning.
All teachers have high expectations of what pupils are capable of achieving and pupils are encouraged to become self-confident, self-disciplined and self-motivating in their learning. Pupils are expected to work towards teacher or self identified targets in order to sustain good educational progress.
Teachers are alert to the differing levels of pupil achievement attained by children and strive to ensure that children are challenged or supported as appropriate.
Our curriculum is constantly under review to reflect Education Reform Act requirements and the needs of our school and the community it serves.
We have an Early Years Policy that informs the Foundation curriculum, Learning Goals and an assessment framework for children under five.
In summary, we ensure that the curriculum provides a broadly based, balanced programme which is available to pupils of all abilities and which reflects the ethos of the school within an ordered environment.