At Outwood Primary School we believe that education is a route to spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and mental development and thus the well-being of the individual. The values that underpin that education are valuing ourselves, our families and other relationships, the wider groups to which we belong, the diversity in our society and the environment in which we live.
Education must enable us to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of the rapidly changing world in which we live and work.
The School Curriculum
The school curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to achieve. At Outwood we are committed to encouraging and stimulating the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils. We build on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develop their confidence in their capacity to learn to work independently and collaboratively.
Underpinning the curriculum policy is the belief that the school’s curriculum should equip pupils with the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology. Teachers plan their lessons according to the programmes of study included in the national curriculum.
Here at Outwood the children lead their learning! We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all the children. We have a creative curriculum that is personalised to embrace the children’s interests. Each year group decide upon what they would like to learn using mind maps. Then together they match these to the National Curriculum skills to ensure coverage and progress is made. Our curriculum does not remain static. We must be responsive to changes in society and the nature of schooling itself. At Outwood we regularly review our curriculum in response to the changing needs of our pupils so that they can flourish in our school.