Our children will have a confident set of skills, knowledge and values which will give them the tools they need to flourish and succeed. They will learn more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more spiritually, socially and emotionally, enabling them to be ready for their next stage in education and life.
The purpose of measuring the impact of our curriculum has 3 priorities.
Are our learners developing the skills and knowledge in our programmes of study?
We measure academic progress by giving children elicitation tasks at the start of each unit and an application task at the end. Children will have a series of WALT’s or WALA’s within the unit which they reflect on, allowing them to see the progress they have made. Teacher’s formative assessment strategies including feedback and marking add to the basket of evidence which, along with termly standardised testing is collated to inform teacher assessment which is entered onto the Arbor data management system
In phonics we regularly track and review the progress the children are making. Pupil progress meetings, learning walks, book looks, and coaching provide additional evidence for the positive impact our curriculum is having.
Are our learners developing positive learning attitudes that will allow them to become lifelong learners?
We use a growth mindset model of learning where children are encouraged to take risks, make mistakes and learn from them. Our curriculum design allows children to take part in activities and learning opportunities that facilitate experimentation, exploration, and discovery. Our classroom environments are supportive – adults facilitate and scaffold learning with high expectations in order to foster growth and development. Our curriculum design allows parents and carers to be part of collaborative curriculum projects, such as reading workshops. The relationship between adults and children in school is strong. We have an ethos of active listening and mutual respect.
Are we developing the character and moral compass of our learners to become positive members of their community?
By promoting our values and ethos throughout the school our learners will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality. They will make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of their community. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong and will be resilient to the influence of others. They will go out into the world and make a difference in their own life and to others. Our learners will be the owners of their own destinies. We measure this not just by the work our children produce, but in the behaviour we see every day in all learners on the playground, in the corridor, and in the many roles we give them. The impact of this intention is seen in the daily interaction of all members of our school community and beyond.