At Hunnyhill Primary School, we are committed to providing a curriculum which is broad and balanced, and provides our pupils with opportunities to gain essential knowledge, skills and understanding. Our core values are at the heart of our curriculum and we intend that all children should enjoy their learning, achieve their potential and become independent life-long learners who have determination and resilience to succeed. We will aim high, striving for every child to achieve more than they thought possible. Our curriculum will aim to nurture creative, enquiring minds, stretch the imagination and provide opportunities for every child to discover their particular talents and achieve personal success. We believe that education should take place in a fully inclusive environment with equal opportunities for all where children feel safe to try new things and develop a sense of identity.
· Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that is coherently planned and sequenced towards the cumulative acquisition of knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.
· Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and the ability to choose and apply these in relevant situations.
· Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
· Promote fundamental British values.
· Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active.
· Promote a positive attitude towards learning with high expectations and positive interactions.
· Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support.
· For all pupils to make the best possible progress and to achieve the highest possible attainment.
· Equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
· Provide children with an inspiring and enquiry-based curriculum to promote creativity and a thirst for learning.
A broad and balanced curriculum is not just the timetabled subjects; it is every student’s holistic experience of school. This encompasses the ‘hidden curriculum’, such as: extracurricular activities, trips, careers, how to behave, how to have tolerance of others and good mental health.
The curriculum also includes experiences of ‘cultural capital’, which can be described as students being given an awareness of the world around them, this includes Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural experiences and knowledge of democracy and the rule of law.
We also understand that having a wide vocabulary and good reading skills are crucial for our students to be able to access all aspects of the curriculum. We believe that all students, regardless of their background, should have access to a wide, exciting and inspiring curriculum that prepares them for the society they live in and how to succeed in life and work.