About the Curriculum
Hagley Primary School offers a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We compliment the 2014 National Curriculum with enrichment activities through our whole school themed events.
The staff at Hagley Primary School use styles of teaching which we believe will provide a rounded education for each individual child. We aim for the children to be happy, confident and well-motivated, be independent, caring and responsible. We hold high expectations for them and give equal opportunities to all children in order to help them achieve their full potential both academically and socially. We believe that high quality appropriate teaching and learning experiences inspire children to learn and equip them with skills for the future.
Teaching at Hagley Primary School is ‘child centred’, meaning that each element of whole school and classroom practice is designed with an understanding of how our children will learn best at the centre of it. We believe that by embedding the 6 strategies below into our teaching and the curriculum, we will achieve good to outstanding practice.
- Learning activities are well planned; ensuring progression through key stages and year groups is evident and built upon. Progress through short, medium and long term plans are clearly evident.
- The needs of all individuals are met through effective differentiation and support. All children of all levels will be challenged appropriately.
- Teaching and learning activities enthuse, motivate and engage our children to learn, whilst fostering within them a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.
- Learning environments are well organised and have a purposeful atmosphere and children feel safe.
- Assessment informs teaching so that there is provision for support, repetition and extension of learning for each child at each level of attainment, ensuring that all children fulfil and progress to their potential.
- There are strong links between home and school and the importance of parental involvement in their children’s learning is recognised, valued and developed.