Our school recognises every child as a unique individual, celebrating and welcoming differences within our inclusive school community.
Our curriculum is designed to build resilience and respect, enabling our children to become creative and critical thinkers with well-developed interpersonal skills who understand how they learn. We recognise and build on each child’s prior learning and provide a wealth of first hand experiences and enhancement opportunities to engage them. We emphasise learning opportunities available throughout our communities and surrounding areas. We firmly believe childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for knowledge.
In our opinion, play and playfulness are part of life and any education that does not communicate joy, wonder, amazement, fascination and delight has failed. In the Bible it says ‘Joy in learning is the mark of a good teacher and well-taught pupil’ (Proverbs 8: 30-31).
Children leave our school with a sense of community belonging and the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
IPAT Curriculum Overview
In Autumn 2019, in conjunction with All Saints and Ullesthorpe schools, we embarked on a substantial review of our whole-school curriculum. Our motivation was to ensure that, in every subject, our children continue to have as many rich and empowering opportunities as possible in ways which reflect their lives, the changing world around them and their future.
The implementation of our new 'hub' curriculum began in Autumn 2020 but this is not the end of our journey. As we move forwards, school leaders, subject leaders, class teachers and governors will continue to build on our curriculum offer. We recognise that our curriculum is a 'living' document and that it will continue to evolve.
More details about our curriculum can be found in the curriculum maps below as well as through clicking on the subject specific icons. In addition, class teachers send out curriculum newsletters at the start of each term.