This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development and how we promote British Values.
In line with statutory requirements, the new Curriculum was launched in September 2014, coinciding with the introduction of the new National Curriculum in England.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs? What are the school’s approaches to differentiation and how will that help my child?
- Throughout school and in all lessons, all work within class is pitched at an appropriate level so that all children are able to access according to their specific needs – this is often called personalised learning.
- Typically this might mean that in a lesson there would be three different levels of work set for the class, however on occasions this can be individually differentiated.
- The benefit of this type of differentiation is that all children can access a lesson and learn at their level.
- At St. Chad’s, we also have systems in place where children are set for Numeracy and Literacy so that they are working at an appropriate level for their capabilities.
- This system ensures children are engaged, motivated and have access to the knowledge and skills they require at the particular point in their learning. This system sometimes involves movement between classes on a morning and mixed-age classes but all children return to work with their peers on an afternoon.
- Another system that is used is that of mixed age classes based on the children
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Relationship and Sex Education
At St Chad’s, we teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) as part of our broader Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), RE and the Science curriculum, and within the context of relationships with others and our relationship with God as recommended by the Diocese.
As part of the physical theme in the Primary Curriculum Framework for PSHE including RSE (published by the Diocese) which explores an individual’s response to the world as they change and develop physically, children learn about how they change and grow, and the changes that will take place in their body rooted in the command to love (the basis of all Christian life). If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
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