What will an Eagley Infant child learn?
Children learn best when experiences are first hand and linked to their interests. We aim to create life-long learners and children are encouraged to think creatively, to question and to explore.
Over the last few years we have been on a journey with our curriculum. We have considered who our children are and where we want them to be when they move on and developed a curriculum which is bespoke to our children. Children are empowered to have courage and develop the confidence to take calculated risks. We encourage our pupils to have an understanding and respect for their environment. We aim to ensure that all children have a secure understanding of Fundamental British Values, gain an understanding of equal opportunity, are able to celebrate the richness and diversity of the society in which they live and are fully prepared for life as a global citizen.
How do we bring learning to life?
Sound subject knowledge of staff is a priority and the CPD programme has been developed to ensure that all staff training needs are identified and met. This ensures that all our staff are equipped to deliver exciting lessons where the children learn key skills and knowledge. We immerse our children into their learning through purposeful, meaningful contexts, using a thematic approach. Outdoor learning is a big part of who we are and plays an important role in the delivery of the Eagley Infant curriculum. We find that it is very effective in breaking down barriers to learning by offering additional opportunities for experiential and practical learning.
We place a strong emphasis on the basic skills of reading, writing and maths so that pupils are able to access all areas of the curriculum. The progress of all children, including those with SEND and those in receipt of pupil premium funding, is closely monitored and the curriculum is designed to ensure that any identified gaps are quickly closed.
Underpinning our progressive curriculum we have Eagley's values and skills for learning. We believe these skills are critical for any child to achieve in education and beyond. We aim to provide a learning environment where resilience, co-operation, problem solving, confidence and respect are developed at the same time as the curriculum knowledge is acquired.
What else makes our curriculum?
The outcomes of national assessments and observations of our pupils demonstrate that they are very well prepared for the next stage in their education when they leave the Infants.
Evidence of the impact of the curriculum on learning is closely monitored by senior and middle leaders. Focussed action plans within the School Development Plan drive the ongoing refinement of the curriculum to ensure it continues to meet the needs of all pupils at Eagley. Through the triangulation of evidence the attainment and progress of all pupils is carefully tracked and the impact of the curriculum for all groups of children in school is closely