Curriculum Intent

 

At Great Moor Junior School we are committed to ensuring our children receive a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum which prepares children for life in modern Britain.

We aim to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and skilful learners with high aspirations.

Our curriculum is designed to recognise children's prior learning; be inspirational and fun; provide first-hand learning experiences and develop keen and enquiring minds.

We encourage children to learn with and from each other, co-operating and supporting each other to overcome any differences and build resilience.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual; we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and respect diversity.

Our aim is for children to leave our school having the confidence and skills to make decisions, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Whilst leaders follow the national curriculum they do so within a knowledge-engaged context with pupils learning skills alongside knowledge and ensuring both are explicitly developed. There is a strong emphasis upon discrete half termly blocks of subject specific learning in order to increase pupils’ understanding of subject specific knowledge concepts and discipline skills.  The school has established an engaging curriculum which clearly encompasses the demands of the national curriculum whilst also being reflective of local and regional contexts. Exemplar long, medium and short term teacher planning documentation is indicative of effective subject planning and sequencing for progression. School leaders understand the  need to be  precise in both determining and articulating key aspects of the school’s curriculum intent, especially the importance of providing clear and challenging “end points” to focus pupils’ subject-specific learning progression and inform assessment of outcomes.

The school participates in a wide range of sporting activities with educational trips, visits and visitors thoughtfully planned to enhance pupils’ cultural and social capital. Leaders have established a range of empowering partnerships including links, for example,  with the Stockport-Hydro renewable energy scheme which has supported development of school based environmental challenges and initiatives. Independence, capacity for challenge, creative thinking and a sense of aspiration are all nurtured through the school’s emphasis upon a positive approach.

 

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