Curriculum

“Your curriculum is a real strength. It is led enthusiastically and confidently by your subject champions, who are passionate about their subjects. You have developed a well thought-out and comprehensive curriculum which provides lots of opportunities for real-life and ‘wow’ experiences. Pupils say that you have been successful in making learning enjoyable and exciting.” Ofsted Report 2018

Pupils are fully engaged in their learning and are all encouraged and confident to participate equally in their lessons. Teachers are effective in the way they ask just the right questions to support pupils’ individual understanding and draw out their learning. Teachers have strong subject knowledge and clearly explain activities and their expectations. Pupils respond extremely well, noticeably enjoying their learning and the opportunities they have to try out and apply their skills. Ofsted report 2018

“A broad and balanced curriculum taught by excellent, professional teachers.” Junior parent

“The curriculum is well planned and thought out. The activities used are exciting and engaging and my child is always full of enthusiasm about the learning he has done. The half termly visits and visitors enrich the curriculum further and provide opportunities to learn in a fun, hands on way.” Junior parent

“My child loves coming to school and is always talking about the things that she has learned.” Infant parent

Curriculum Information

At St Philip Westbrook, the purpose of our AIM HIGH curriculum is to:

Aim for the highest of standards in everything we do;

Influence aspirations;

Meet the needs of all pupils;

 

Harness collaboration and promote oracy;

Inspire and engage all learners;

Gain knowledge, skills and vocabulary;

Hold values at the heart of all we do.

‘Together we aim high and with God’s love we can fly’

 

We strive to provide the highest standards of education and behaviour, and work together as a whole school community to ensure that children are given the opportunity to develop their God given potential in a secure and supportive environment. Together we foster a love of learning in a happy and safe Christian environment to develop  the mind, body and spirit. Christian values are at the heart of our teaching and learning and we encourage all of our children to put these values into practice in every aspect of school life.

We aim to excite, challenge and inspire children, to engage their imagination and intellect, to create  reflective and enquiring life long learners. Our curriculum is strongly influenced by the area that we live in, with all year groups studying significant local links in all aspects of the curriculum.

Progression of knowledge, skills and understanding is planned carefully both within each year group and across year groups in a way that maximises learning opportunities.

The progress and attainment of children is systematically tracked across all subjects in school to ensure that children achieve their potential. Children achieve highly across all subjects of the National Curriculum.

You have established an excellent system for assessing the progress of pupils in
each subject. You identify pupils who are working at an expected standard for
their age and those who are working at greater depth. Ofsted Report 2018

Our personalised curriculum is based upon the statutory curriculum for Reception and Years 1 – 6:

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework 

National Curriculum