At Grange Farm our core aim is to strive for achievement for all – nurturing all individuals to be caring, hardworking, independent, respectful and tolerant members of ‘Team Grange Farm’ who are proud of themselves and their school. We want all our children to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in life, whatever their circumstances or background.
We are continually developing our curriculum framework to support us in the delivery of this core aim. We use five key principles when developing this framework:
Our curriculum is not a fixed structure that teachers and pupils must follow rigidly but a framework which sets out the knowledge, skills and experiences children should develop on their journey through school. This allows teachers flexibility in how they deliver this framework and encourages them to be responsive to the needs of different cohorts and groups of pupils. The framework is a working document and is evaluated regularly and adapted where appropriate.
Our English curriculum has been developed by the English leaders and is influenced by our involvement in Leeds East Primary Partnership school improvement work. Our maths curriculum uses mastery principles and is closely aligned to the White Rose maths hub schemes of work. The wider curriculum has been developed with subject leaders using the principles of the Learning Challenge Curriculum.
The impact of the curriculum is assessed by considering both qualitative and quantitative data collected regularly from pupils and staff and is monitored and evaluated by curriculum leaders and senior leaders. Our curriculum is reviewed and adapted continually. We aim for our whole curriculum to impact positively on reading, writing and spoken language outcomes for all our children