At East Dene Primary the curriculum firmly underpins our Vision and Mission statements, and encourages a culture and ethos which supports the development of all involved in the whole school community. Our school is committed to ensuring that the curriculum is broad and balanced , in order that the needs of all children are provided for, whatever their individual requirements. We aim to make provision for academic achievement and spiritual, social, moral, cultural, physical and creative development of all our children.
All children follow the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. Our children are ensured access to the whole curriculum so that they may learn effectively, make progress and attain standards in line with, or better than, their prior attainment. Challenging yet attainable targets are set in order to help our children achieve this.
Our learning environments are stimulating and are supported by a variety of experiences, including educational visits, learning delivered by visitors and the expertise and knowledge of the wider community.
Key Curriculum Drivers
Our curriculum is planned around a series of themes to maximise cross-curricular links whilst ensuring there is a clear development and progression in the learning of key skills in each individual subject area.
We have identified 4 main ‘drivers’ that personalise our curriculum and support the development of the whole child in order to prepare them for life beyond Primary school. These drivers are factors that we value and, coupled with our vision and aims, enhance all learning opportunities.
Long Term Overviews 2019 – 2020