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Curriculum Overview

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum being followed please contact Mrs Z Borley (Assistant Headteacher) via office@thomasabecketjunior.co.uk or using the contact form on the website.

"The Thomas A Becket Way" - Curriculum Statement

 

The prime aim of our curriculum is to organise children’s learning to promote independence, excellence, perseverance, self-discipline, and a lifelong love of learning.  We believe it is vital that the learning within the curriculum supports the development of self-confidence, inter-dependence, co-operation and high self-esteem.

 

We aim to help each child develop as a successful learner, confident individual and responsible citizen, and develop their capabilities to the full, learning to respect others, express themselves with fluency and confidence, and understand the world in which they live.

 

We try to maximise each child’s learning potential by recognising children’s differences and by providing appropriate motivation, challenge and support through the highest quality of teaching.

 

Our curriculum, underpinned by the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum (2014), is personalised as a result of on-going assessment at many different levels and in many different ways.  Children are involved in recognising what they need to do to improve and how they can achieve their personal best.  Personal achievements are celebrated.

 

Our curriculum is balanced, broadly based and relevant, based on appropriate meaningful rich learning experiences.  It nurtures creativity and encourages the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of each child, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. 

 

As a former Middle school we have an amazing array of resources to support each child’s learning – including dedicated specialist spaces for learning in ICT, Science, Cooking & Nutrition, Sport, Art, Music, and Technology. These combined with expert, enthusiastic teaching staff allow the children to develop their interests and strengths across the broadest of curriculums, packed with rich, exciting, purposeful learning opportunities, enhanced by a huge range of clubs.

 

We provide access to a wide variety of educational opportunities that offer each child challenge, enjoyment and success – an inclusive,  dynamic curriculum that carefully considers individual needs.  We aim to ensure that the curriculum is well matched to individual children’s needs and is intellectually and personally challenging.

 

We aim to ensure equal access and opportunity to this curriculum, regardless of background, ability, gender or race.

 

We encourage the involvement of parents and carers in their child’s learning, as well as community involvement to help show “learning is for life.”

 

The principle of life-long learning underpins our curriculum.  We believe an essential feature of schooling is to learn how to learn.  We aim to help pupils to become more intelligent and independent learners by promoting an understanding of learning; positive attitudes to learning; the confidence to take the initiative and to take risks in their own learning; the ability to reflect on, and improve their own learning; and the ability to thrive in the context of the new and the unexpected.

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