Curriculum and Learning
Curriculum and learning
We aim to provide a rich, broad, and balanced curriculum full of experiences which delight and challenge each and every one of our pupils as they pass through their schooling with us. The curriculum is carefully designed so that it provides a blend of key skills and knowledge which are built on in a progressive way as our pupils move through school.
On entry to school, the Early Years Foundation Stage makes a crucial contribution to children’s early development and learning. We provide children with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. The Foundation Stage focuses on developing key learning skills such as listening, speaking, resilience, self-confidence and building positive working relationships with others.
Our ambition is that the curriculum is enriched over and above the basic entitlement which all pupils should have. To this end we ensure that our children experience regular and varied trips out of school as well as residential visits to enhance their learning. These are often tied in with topics which are being studied in school.
Our wide ranging extra-curricular provision in the form of after school clubs is carefully designed to allow every child in our school to sample something which will appeal to him or her. After school clubs enable all of our pupils to experience a special thrill as they are taught something new on a weekly basis. Some of these clubs offer our children the chance to take part in inter school competition which further enriches their experience if this is something that they enjoy.
Here at PPAT, we provide all of our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement.
“To be the best we can be”
We do this by:
- Ensuring equality of access for all pupils in preparing them for life in our diverse society
- Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping.
- Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice.
- Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures.
- Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education.
- Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.