Whole School Curriculum Planning
“The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child.” DFE 2013
The new National Curriculum for Primary schools set an exciting challenge for us; we have been able to design and shape the curriculum to meet the particular needs of our large primary school situated on the Carsic estate in Nottinghamshire. At Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery we are very clear that a great curriculum is underpinned by secure self evaluation and a vision for what the school is trying to achieve for its pupils.
At Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery School we are very clear that a great curriculum is one that motivates and inspires our children so we have decided upon three key drivers for our curriculum;
Developing independence in learning
Broadening children’s understanding of the wider world
Maximising the potential of a full range of partnerships
These three aspects are at the heart of our curriculum and as the diagram below shows, they help us to focus on key skills in all subjects as well as covering the full content as outlined in the National Curriculum;