The Curriculum is made up from all the planned learning and teaching that the school organises in order to develop academic achievement, personal growth and development. There are two different curricula in school; the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework for children in nursery and reception and the National Curriculum for children in Years 1 to 6.
Both curricula include, not only the statutory requirements, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. This includes a wide range of ‘Enjoyment and Enrichment’ opportunities available to our children across all year groups.
Our Curriculum also includes the social and emotional aspects of learning that underpin self esteem and personal development. The Investing In Children Award demonstrates the importance of children making positive contributions to our school and local community and in having high expectations of behaviour and tolerance towards each other.
Further Information About Our Curriculum
Parents and members of the public can find out more about the National Curriculum that we follow by contacting the school or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or view or download the National Curriculum Overview for 2020/2021.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Inclusion is a common thread that runs through all of the activities in our school and all pupils follow the curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our approach to SEND places children with additional needs at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupil’s needs. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum Durham Gilesgate Primary School remains committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.