Our curriculum provides a broad range of experiences for our pupils:
Our pupils’ backgrounds, our culture and our climate for learning provide the following drivers that underpin all areas of our curriculum:
• Possibilities - which helps pupils to build aspirations and know the available possibilities for their future lives
• Community - which fosters a pride in the local community which then ensures children have pride in themselves
• Culture - which gives the children access to & knowledge of the cultural world outside of Chopwell fostering aspirations
• Enquiry - which ensures our children can and do question the world around them ensuring we have thinking children who do not accept the status quo.
We offer a thoughtful range of experiences that support our culture: pupils enjoy a ‘full spectrum’ of academic, physical, spiritual, moral, social, cultural activities that enrich their lives and give them the confidence and skills for a fulfilled and happy life.
Our curriculum provides appropriate balance:
We believe that all children should feel clever and experience the feeling of accomplishment in a wide range of areas.
Our curriculum therefore gives pupils an excellent mix of academic and personal development; it gives importance not only to the core subjects but also to foundation subjects.
Physical and mental wellbeing are both valued, understood and prioritised by careful consideration of our curriculum design.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, along with a well planned and structured programme of personal development, underpins all of our work and is monitored closely.
We carefully balance the requirement for pupils to reach national expectations in core subjects with our wider curriculum aims of providing a full spectrum of thoughtful and enriching experiences. As a result, our pupils thrive.