Our Curriculum Intent
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. Our curriculum is primarily based on the International Primary Curriculum however has been adapted to provide our pupils with a bespoke curriculum which meets the needs of all our Eagley children. Through our personal learning goals we teach key learning behaviours of resilience, cooperation, communication, morality, respect, adaptability and thoughtfulness. 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.
Sound subject knowledge of staff is a priority and the CPD programme has been developed to ensure that all staff training needs are identified. All learning is effective and well planned as all staff have the opportunity to contribute to long and medium plans. Also Key Stage staff plan together ensuring a systematic approach building on previous learning. Strong emphasis is placed on reading with fluency and understanding 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 closed. Outdoor learning, including Forest School, animal husbandry and gardening plays an important role in the delivery of the Eagley Infant curriculum. It is effective in breaking down barriers to learning by offering additional opportunities for experiential and practical learning.
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 monitored.