At Winscombe, our curriculum is challenging and ambitious for all, promoting the development of respectful, responsible and resilient pupils. It is progressively sequenced to allow children to build upon prior knowledge, and develop an overarching narrative of the subjects we teach. We endeavour to provide rich and first-hand learning opportunities that evolve from our strong curriculum drivers which promote: Cultural Diversity, Curiosity, Community, and Character. These opportunities will take children beyond their everyday experiences. For example: sometimes in the “Eyes of an Expert” or looking at wider environmental issues, enterprise or charitable empathy. In turn, children will develop a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills as well as becoming independent, creative and critical thinkers.
We believe every child deserves a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum that is underpinned by teaching of the basic knowledge, skills, concepts and values that they will need to become proficient both academically and socially.
We strive to engage children in their learning through promoting curiosity, risk taking, imagination and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We endeavour to ensure all of our children feel happy and safe to explore the unfamiliar and ask questions. We promote kindness and growth mind-sets and invest in guiding children as they develop the values and skills required to take responsibility for their own learning, both now and in the future.
Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tight-knit community where they have had the confidence and skills to make decisions, reflect upon their choices and make connections. Our children will be well-equipped as 21st Century Learners and prepared to continue their learning journey within a dynamic, diverse and ever-changing world.
We understand the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found on our SEND page.
More information on the national curriculum can be found on the government website.