The National Curriculum
- encourage children to want to learn;
- adequately prepare children for the next stage of learning;
- ensure children know and understand the world they live in and are part of;
- promote happy, healthy, resilient individuals who have high self-esteem and self-confidence;
- provide children with opportunities to work as individuals and as part of a team.
We use the National Curriculum (2014) to plan our curriculum. This sets out the subjects to be taught and the standards to be reached in each year group. We also teach Religious Education (RE) and use Somerset’s Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE, ‘Awareness, Mystery and Value (2016)’ to shape the content of our RE teaching. As a nondenominational, community school, RE is taught in an objective way that is relevant to all pupils and respects their own personal beliefs. Parents have the right to request that their child is excused from all or part of the RE provided; such requests should be made through the Headteacher.
The documents below provide an overview of the National Curriculum. They are specifically written for parents.