Curriculum intent at Westcott Primary School:
Our curriculum has been carefully designed, planned and organised to ensure breadth, balance and depth for every learner in our school. Learning needs are analysed and the curriculum is tailored and personalised to ensure that every child is engaged, inspired and challenged. We have conducted careful analysis and discussion about our pupils’ backgrounds, life experiences and culture and this has helped us to design a curriculum that meets their needs. We only have one opportunity, so we owe it to the children of Westcott Primary School to make sure it is broad and balanced.
In addition, we have a whole school strategic approach to the spiritual, cultural and moral development of pupils to make the world a better place. We believe a curriculum is about broadening minds, enriching communities and advancing civilisations.
At Westcott Primary School it is our underlying belief that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We have designed, organised and planned our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development, which means in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects.
We place priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental wellbeing are met. We understand that children will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure, therefore we design our curriculum and adopt a flexible approach to timetabling to ensure we can meet and respond to any issues that arise.
At Westcott Primary School, our definition of progress is; the widening and deepening of essential knowledge, skills, understanding and learning behaviours. We design, organise and plan our curriculum to ensure that children are not merely covering content but achieving a depth to their learning which enables them to use their skills and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. Our careful curriculum design and planning means that we build in many opportunities for repetition and practise for essential skills, knowledge and understanding in every subject. This ensures that children can revisit previous learning, which allows them to gradually develop a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subjects, at their own pace and in the best possible way for each individual child.
Our curriculum is meticulously designed and planned to move the nature of children’s thinking to a higher order, deep level of understanding, rather than just acquiring new facts and knowledge.
All curriculum enquiries should be addressed to our Assistant Head Mr Kevin Scott via the admin email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)