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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.

We strive to be an anti-racist community and to develop a culture where people can ask questions, grow and improve their understanding of black history and culture. We want to develop a culture that effectively challenges discrimination, of any form, and breaks down unconscious bias in our community.   

We celebrate diversity and we are committed to giving the support and encouragement that children need to raise aspirations, unlock potential and achieve excellence through encouraging a “can do” culture.

Nelson Mandela said ‘Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world.’. We know this is our responsibility and we are listening.

VALUES

At Healey School we will provide opportunities that:
  • Develop confident, independent learners
  • Enrich the children’s experiences
  • Raise the children’s expectations
  • Promote listening, questioning and understanding
  • Ensures that differences are recognised and celebrated. 
  • Develop children’s aspirations
  • Put children at the centre of their learning
  • Encourage and grow children's self-esteem 
  • Acknowledge and value the skills of all our children

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 at school, and we will endeavour to develop a lifelong love of reading
  • Developing high aspirations and enterprise among our pupils and their parents
  • Enabling 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 the local history, using our local environment as a resource for learning
  • Preparing our children for their role in a global community by widening their understandings of their own and other faiths and cultures
  • Supporting 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:-
  • Increasingly independent learners
  • Active learners
  • Excited learners with the opportunity to follow their interests
  • Proficient in having good skills for learning
  • Able to have the ability and opportunity to apply their skills
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Confident and have high self-esteem and self belief
  • Confident to take manged risks and to not be afraid to make mistakes 
  • Self challenging
  • Well-mannered and respectful to all people, places and the environment

The National Curriculum

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

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