Curriculum Policy and Statement
At The Ridge, staff, governors and parents work together to ensure children receive a rich, inspiring and engaging education in a safe and nurturing environment. By providing each child with opportunities to flourish, we develop an aspiration to expect high standards of achievement in all areas of life and start them on their personal journey of lifelong learning.
We believe that children grow and flourish as learners when given: a broad balanced curriculum, skilled quality first teaching, purposeful practice/application, opportunities to develop personal drive.
Our curriculum includes the requirements of the National curriculum as well as the range of extra curricular activities. It includes the implicit values curriculum; i.e. what the children learn from the way they are treated (and how they see adults in school being treated), from the modelling of behaviour and relationships they see within the school environment. By the time our pupils leave The Ridge they will embody our key values
Respect Inclusion Drive Growth Empowerment
The Ridge Curriculum Intent
The aim of our curriculum is to provide children with the opportunities to develop as independent, confident and successful life-long learners with high aspirations so they are able to flourish in world of the 21st Century and, potentially in the 22nd century.
We have developed the framework of our curriculum and the topics within it around our understanding of how children learn and have taken account of the context they live in and what gaps may exist in their ‘Cultural Capital’ that need to be addressed for them to succeed in life. Our curriculum includes the requirements of the National curriculum as well as the range of extra curricular activities. It includes the implicit values curriculum; i.e. what the children learn from the way they are treated (and how they see adults in school being treated), from the modelling of behaviour and relationships they see within the school environment.
This has the aim of preparing them to succeed in life in modern Britain and the wider world. The learning programmes and approaches have been chosen based on research and the most up to date best practice.
We commit to working in partnership with the school community to help ensure that our pupils’ basic needs are addressed, that they are safe secure happy have good physical and mental health and high self esteem; to have the highest possible level of learning readiness.
Whilst our curriculum is broad and balanced we have identified six drivers for our context to underpin our curriculum. They embed our vision and aims and respond to the school community and their needs, matching need identified from the school context within its community.
Reflection on our context has led contributed to the school developing six drivers to give a particular shape to our broad and balanced curriculum to meet our overall aim of developing children so they have the knowledge and skills to make the most of the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences now, in later life and so flourish in world of the 21st and 22nd Century.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, either look at each subject page or read our Curriculum Policy
We follow the National Curriculum so for further information please follow this link National Curriculum