Our pupils are at the heart of our curriculum design. Our Curriculum recognises children’s individuality as well as identifying and addressing the needs of our community to make sure that all pupils receive a curriculum that inspires and prepares children academically, socially, and emotionally for their next steps. As a school we recognise and appreciate that a significant proportion of our school community are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. Therefore, an important part of our curriculum intent is aimed at empowering children to overcome their individual barriers to learning.
• Understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
• Experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning and have high aspirations for themselves and others
• Be enriched at every opportunity to make learning memorable, engaging, and inspirational.
• Develop rich and deep subject knowledge and skills appropriate to their individual starting points and needs from the moment they start in Foundation to when they leave in Year 6.
• Be taught within a coherent and progressive framework which enables them to explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum.
• Make links and connections within different aspects of their learning and apply their understanding in different contexts
• Be given opportunities to problem solve, and engage creatively as well as reflect on and articulate their learning journey
• Be immersed in a language rich environment to target the language deficit within our school.
We believe that children learn best when they are fully immersed in their learning. For this reason, ‘project work’ enables children to make strong connections in their learning across the wider curriculum. Each project is based around 4 different ‘cornerstones’ of learning. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out more about the Cornerstones philosophy.
• Share and celebrate our core values to form their attitudes, guide their choices, and influence their behaviours.
• Grow in confidence, independence and self-esteem in a safe, secure and stimulating environment
• Demonstrate excellent conduct as well as positive behaviours for learning.
• Understand that all people are unique and special with different talents, abilities and needs
• Respect and celebrate differences in gender, race, ability, culture, and religion
• Appreciate and understand both social and environmental issues which affect us all both within our local communities as well as other across the world.
• Understand the importance of keeping safe, being both mentally and physically healthy, and forming positive relationships.
• Make a positive contribution to the school and local community
• Make considered and informed choices about things that are important to them and have the freedom to express their opinions on a range of different topics and issues.
• Develop a passion to try new and exciting activities
If you wish to find out more information about the school’s curriculum please follow the link below, take a look at the curriculum plans, visit https://southwark-primary-school.maestro.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk or make an appointment with our Curriculum Assistant Head Mrs Hale.