At Heather Garth Primary Academy we have planned a broad and balanced curriculum, linked to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study, which meets the needs of our pupils, enabling them all to achieve academic success, beginning from the Early Years Foundation Stage, in FS1 and FS2.
The Curriculum provides many opportunities for creativity and the development of resilience. Pupils have the opportunity to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.
The curriculum celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural capital of the community while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
A topic curriculum approach has been implemented at Heather Garth to ensure coverage and progression in both core and foundation curriculum areas. This approach enables the pupils to achieve depth in knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum, and to build on those skills as they progress through school. Opportunities for pupil voice are planned for, at the beginning of each new topic to give the pupils the independence to direct and take ownership for their own learning.
In addition, the curriculum provides pupils with memorable experiences, along with diverse and rich opportunities from which they can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. High quality visits and visitors to the school enhance the curriculum and provide opportunities for writing for a purpose.
The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of pupils can be met within the environment of high quality first teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. Those who are more able are challenged and supported through being offered tasks, which provide opportunities for greater depth. This ensures that pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential.
The school takes pride in providing a highly inclusive environment, to promote high levels of enjoyment in learning. Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour; building confidence for pupils to feel safe to try new things.
Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based and external exhibitions, performances, competitions and events.
If you require more information about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact school and speak to:
Mr. D Fisher & Mrs R Lancaster (Phonics and Reading Lead)
Mrs. R Lancaster (Writing Lead)
Mrs. M Bower (Mathematics Lead)
Miss M Driffield (Wider Curriculum Lead).