We have constructed a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, particularly those that are disadvantaged, the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life.
To overcome the learning barriers that we have identified, our curriculum is designed so that it gives relevant experiences and rich opportunities. This allows all children, regardless of gender, race, religion and background to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the multicultural and diverse global community in which they live. There is a heavy emphasis on communication, so that children can express themselves in a variety of ways, and can justify, reason, explain and explore, both verbally and in written form; enabling them to articulate themselves effectively and share informed opinions. Children are taught strategies to support their learning and to overcome the barriers that their vulnerabilities create. This enables them to manage their emotional needs, equipping them with the tools they need to thrive in society.
By addressing these needs our children will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and cultural capital to be a contributing, well rounded citizen with high expectations and ambition.
Curriculum Equality Statement
St. Oswald’s CE Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of education, and opportunity for all students, staff, parents, guardians or carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
We are proud of the diversity within our school community and have due regard to:
This perspective is embedded and expected in all our policies and practices to ensure discrimination and inequality are tackled appropriately.
We utilise a theme-based approach where the key skills from each National Curriculum subjects are linked through meaningful learning opportunities set around a particular theme, often with a book as a stimulus or starting point. This helps children to see the link between language, reading and writing. Wherever applicable and useful, maths will be connected to the theme. We encourage children to think for themselves, to discuss ideas and to use reasoning when justifying their ideas. Many of our themes start with a “wow” factor to hook the children in and will work towards a purposeful outcomes for our children and families to enjoy.
Focused by the National Curriculum, our whole school curriculum is planned to counteract some of the detrimental factors that impact our children. The school vision, centred on its biblical roots, compels us to create a curriculum that nurtures the child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development whilst complimenting their academic progress.
For our vision to be a reality, we at St Oswald’s must ensure that our curriculum is designed to ensure that all learners:
For more information on the curriculum, please contact the Headteacher using the information on the Contact Us page.
To speak clearly and confidently to different audiences
To communicate ideas effectively through speech and writing
To have the ability to reason and provide explanations
To use ambitious vocabulary when speaking and writing
To have the skills to discuss and debate
Outcome: “Confident Communicators”
To experience a wealth of enrichment opportunities
To nurture the natural curiosity in our children
To have real life experiences and gain knowledge and understanding of the world
To try new things
To develop cultural capital to inspire and enthuse children
Outcome: “Lively, enquiring minds and be world wise"
To know your rights and respect the rights of others
To use our knowledge and understanding of the world to build meaningful relationships, free from discrimination
To understand and respect difference
To show respect and not tolerate any form of bullying
To prepare you for life in modern Britain by learning about British values
Outcome: “Respect for self and others”
To know more and remember more about what the children are learning, to better prepare them for the next phase in their education.
To build aspirations and work towards these, to live life in all its fullness
Outcome: “Successful Learners”