Ripon Rd, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ
Our curriculum extends beyond the National Curriculum and includes a wide range of enriching experiences and opportunities both within and beyond the school day. This includes an extensive programme of after-school clubs, that support the core curriculum offer whilst also extending the range of children’s experiences (Cultural Capital). A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, and provide a purpose and relevance for learning.
The school takes pride in providing a highly inclusive environment, where learners demonstrate high levels of enjoyment in their education and make very good progress across the curriculum. Children at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged and supported through being offered tasks which provide opportunities for greater depth and those who can struggle are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.
In addition to our exciting and stimulating cross-curricular themes, we also provide further opportunities to enhance children’s learning wherever possible. These include:
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have had fewer opportunities than in previous years to take part in Educational Visits but we have taken every opportunity to engage with these and hope to undertake even more of these in the future:
All children take part in active Sports lessons. We also use our PE and Sport's premium to fund games and activities during break times and after school. Here are some of the sporting events our children have been able to take part in this year:
Throughout the year we have been able to engage with a number of exciting additional opportunities such as Cookery lessons provided by Herts Catering and Bikeability lessons to improve children's safety on the roads in our community. Throughout the year we also have theme weeks such as STEAM week, Science Week and World Book Day which are woven into the curriculum and extend the breadth and balance of opportunities we offer our children.