‘The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.’ National Curriculum 2014
The aim for our school is to create a curriculum that both reflects and serves the needs of the children within the community in which they are geographically and culturally located but which also ensures they are aware of the diverse and fascinating nature of the wider world.
We use the teachers’ knowledge of the children and their interests to help design our own curriculum that complements the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage. When possible, we aim for outcomes and lessons to be based on real life experiences. We strive to develop each child as an individual and have high expectations of what every child can achieve and what they should experience whilst at Martley CE Primary School.
See our Curriculum Intent page for more detail.
Our curriculum is planned and mapped to ensure that children are able to know more and remember more by revisiting and building upon prior learning. Knowledge and skills are sequenced to ensure that there is clear progression and so children will gain a secure knowledge and understanding of each subject as they progress through the school.
At Martley CE Primary School we ensure that all pupils access a diverse range of ‘enrichment’ opportunities. This helps every pupil to develop their cultural awareness alongside developing their individual potential. These include sporting activities; a wide variety of external visits; visitors into school; taking on roles and responsibilities in school such as school council and playground buddies; taking part in charitable work; visits to places of worship and other activities which not only broaden their learning but develop lifelong interests.
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Curriculum Equality Statement
Our School is committed to ensuring equality of education, and opportunity for all students, staff, parents, guardians or carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
We are proud of the diversity within our school community and have due regard to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- advance equality of opportunity
- foster good relations and positive attitudes between all characteristics and different groups in all of its activities
This perspective is embedded and expected in all our policies and practices to ensure discrimination and inequality are tackled appropriately.