‘Aiming high to reach our goals’ is the message we instil in everyone in our learning community. Our children aspire to be good global citizens and achieve their goals. Our vision statement was written by our students and this reflects the mission our staff undertake and the principles by which we work.
To achieve this we use a curriculum that is built around the National Curriculum. Children are taught the essential knowledge and skills they need to know to be an educated individual. We want children to achieve academically and be successful in their future careers.
The curriculum develops pupil’s knowledge of people and the creativity and achievements that they have made. This encourages our pupils to be creative and aspire to high standards of academic success. We make time for pupils' to embed their knowledge, understanding and skills securely.
The curriculum that we teach has been planned to promote the Manchester - five key skills for life: problem solving, teamwork, self-management (initiative, organisation, accountability), self-belief (confidence, resilience, positive attitude), and communication. The curriculum includes learning about healthy eating, the importance of exercise, staying safe, and mental well-being.
Our school is based in Wythenshawe. This is an area with high social and economic deprivation. The curriculum is planned to develop pupil’s cultural capital. Trips are planned so that pupils engage with new experiences. Outdoor learning and a varied after school programme enhance the pupil’s knowledge and skills development further.
We encourage children to try hard and take pride in all they do. The curriculum challenges our children to be independent thinkers and to seek out new information to develop their own understanding. The area that surrounds school has high levels of anti-social behaviour and domestic violence. For this reason, we have planned a curriculum that supports children through their trauma and encourage children to make good moral choices by developing their independent thinking skills. We encourage pupils to engage with challenge, be resilient and develop academically and socially. As a Rights Respecting School, our pupils are encouraged to adopt a Rights Respecting culture, developing their self-esteem and valuing themselves and others.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils make progress academically, physically, artistically and ethically. As a Peace Mala Gold accredited school, we encourage each child to be a ‘Peace Pal’ treating others as we wish to be treated. We establish a culture of learning and we work together creating a caring and supportive community.
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