The Curriculum at All Saints
We have developed our curriculum in line with the requirements of the new National Curriculum ensuring that it is rich, broad, and exciting for the children in order that they develop a love of learning.
These programmes of study give an overview what the children will be studying term by term.
Teachers use a variety of teaching techniques ranging from whole class teaching through group work to individual tuition depending on the nature of the task. We believe in developing the children’s ‘love of learning’ and their understanding of how to become independent learners in a fast changing world. We encourage them to have high aspirations and ‘reach for the sky’.
We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme to support children's early reading and spelling.
In all years children are put in groups that recognise their differing levels of development so that all children are appropriately challenged.
We ensure that they have the best and most up to date equipment to use to enhance their learning. This includes high quality ICT devices such as laptops, iPads and Chromebooks wirelessly linked to our school network.
We have developed a large area on the school grounds as an Outdoor Learning Environment – “All Saints Al Fresco”. This has become an outdoor ‘classroom’ where children can learn in a safe environment but one that includes opportunities for problem solving, cooperative work and developing good decision making skills.
All classes are taken on a variety of Educational Visits that are closely linked to topics that are being taught in the classroom. Visiting experts are also brought into school to deliver topical learning.
We believe in inclusion for all and the importance that we put on meeting the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities reflects this. We ensure early intervention to address any concerns that we may have. We liaise closely with outside agencies (eg. Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapy, Behaviour Support Services, Learning Support Services) to help ensure that appropriate strategies are used. There are Teaching Assistants in every class and two Learning Support Teachers in school to help these children.
We have also employed an independent Speech and Language Therapist to work with children to improve communication skills at an early age but also to improve the skill levels of staff.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught as part of our PSHE scheme of work. Notification is given to parents prior to any sessions which are not compulsory at Primary School age.
You have the right as parents to withdraw your child from our Collective Act of Worship and Religious Education. Please inform the school if you wish your child to be excluded from any of these in writing. For Relationships Education (only for non-compusory lessons), parents will be made aware before the teacing of this and you have the right to exclude your child from this lesson.
All policies are available to any parent of the school.