KCSP Curriculum – Statement of Intent
In accordance with KCSP’s shared vision and strategy, our core purpose is focused on a curriculum that is underpinned by Gospel values and in particular by John Chapter 10 Verse 10:
‘I have come that they shall have life and have it to the full.’
We are interpreting the word ‘full’ as abundance, the abundance of a broad and balanced curriculum. This is accompanied by the expectation that all children, regardless of prior attainment, are entitled to a curriculum which has at its heart concepts and big ideas that engender curiosity and creativity, leading to a place of mastery.
In accordance with the statement of intent, we would expect all our schools to offer a curriculum which at least meets the expectations of the National Curriculum in full, is broad and balanced and understands RE as part of the core curriculum. Our expectation is that the work of the school ensures outcomes for our pupils which are ambitious, relevant, prepares the pupils effectively for the next stage of their life.
We offer all our schools the autonomy to decide their own curriculum. The expectation is that the National Curriculum will be covered in full in all schools. Curriculum decisions will be made by individual schools, with support and input as necessary from Area School Improvement Partners and Education Directors.
All schools’ pedagogy must be based on sound research and all curriculum planning is informed and adapted through having access to the best evidenced based research linked to their pupil profile and local context.
If the curriculum is judged to be not sufficiently robust, we will implement specific improvements which might include specific pedagogical approaches or schemes.
In all primary schools the curriculum will teach effective knowledge and skills to enable the pupils to ‘know more, remember more, and do more’. There will be a focus on developing the characteristics of effective learning so that pupils across all year groups acquire the behaviours that they need in order to learn and approach learning with enthusiasm, curiosity and resilience. Careful curriculum planning will ensure that pupils are presented with meaningful learning opportunities to develop their confidence and independence and support them with being able to use what they have learned and apply it in new situations.
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