At Gade Valley, the essence of our curriculum is to prepare our children for the future by supporting them in building strong foundations, making learning purposeful, developing life skills e.g. resilience or handwriting, focusing on contextual issues e.g. technology or the community and most importantly to inspire an importance and love of learning.
Our curriculum is underpinned by a core focus on developing children’s literacy and maths skills as well as enabling the children to develop themselves as lifelong learners and valued members of the school and wider community.
The curriculum is committed to meeting the requirements of the primary National Curriculum. It is intended to challenge all pupils so that they can progress well from their starting point and attain the highest standards. It is designed to make learning enjoyable and contextual so children gain meaningful skills that will equip them in each stage of their learning journey and in the wider context outside of school.
Interwoven in all aspects of the curriculum is the focus on learning behaviours which is developed through growth mind-set and the CHAMP attributes - these equip the children to thrive as learners; being confident, hardworking, attentive, motivated and perseverant helps them to thrive with their learning.
Within the curriculum, many creative opportunities are available to enhance learning, ranging from ‘Track Time’ to the many initiatives used to promote a love of reading.
We believe that we will be more successful if this curriculum is enshrined in a clear and shared approach to teaching and learning and to the school ethos.
Our core aims as a school are:
To create a happy, safe and vibrant school community where everyone is valued and respected.
To develop children as successful lifelong learners.
To ensure that all pupils have an equal opportunity to thrive.
To ensure high quality teaching leads to high quality learning.