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Our Curriculum Statement

Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School

Key principles

Our children are growing up in a rapidly changing world, within which they will have increasingly faster access to information and live in a time where the opportunities for travel and work are ever changing.

At Healey School we firmly believe that our school curriculum should provide our pupils with the opportunities to develop the attitudes, skills and essential knowledge needed to enable them to grow up in this community and become responsible adults who can make a positive contribution to the modern, multi-cultural world.

VALUES

At Healey School we will provide opportunities that will develop pupils as
  • Confident, independent learners
  • Enrich the children’s experiences
  • Raise the children’s expectations
  • Develop children’s aspirations
  • Put children at the centre of their learning
  • Encourage and grow the self-esteem of all our children. Acknowledgingand valuing the skills of all our children
  • Good citizens capable of listening to others and accepting differences.

Our Curriculum, therefore will be underpinned by the following:

  • The use of oracy and the development of the spoken word will be encouraged through every aspect of school life.
  • Reading will be highly valued at home and school and we will endeavour to develop a lifelong love of reading
  • We will strive to develop high aspirations and enterprise among our pupils and their parents
  • We will enable our pupils to form a sense of identity with their community through topic work and community links to gain an understanding of their heritage and an understanding of its history and geography using our local environment as a resource for learning
  • We will prepare our children for their role in a global community by widening their understandings of their own and other faiths and cultures
  • We will support and develop our pupils’ emotional and social well-being and their readiness to learn.

A child-centred and child-led approach

We want our pupils to feel that they have some ownership of the curriculum.  They tell us that they like learn in the following ways and we will build in as many opportunities as possible for this to happen:

  • Thinking and learning alongside their peers
  • Doing practical things
  • Working in friendship groups
  • Using computers
  • Learning outside the school building
  • Taking responsibility for teaching others about something they have learned
 
By developing these skills we will enable Healey children to become:-
  • Independent learners
  • Active learners
  • Excited learners with the opportunity to follow their interests
  • To have good basic skills
  • To have the ability and opportunity to apply their skills
  • To be able to work collaboratively
  • To develop good self-esteem
  • To not be afraid to make mistakes and to rise to challenges
  • To be well-mannered and respectful

The New Curriculum

The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages.

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Curriculum Maps