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Westover Primary School

Curriculum

At Westover we are passionate that everyone can:  think and learn; thrive and achieve; work together as a community in order to develop as responsible, compassionate people ready to challenge and care for our world

 Our values are: 

Ambition Resilience Teamwork Kindness Curiosity Creativity

Intent Statement

Our curriculum:

 

  • has our vision and values at its heart.
  • is designed to teach the whole of the National Curriculum, but also to recognise the unique characteristics of our school so that is has meaning for our children and supports a sense of belonging in the local area amongst the children.
  • is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.
  • has the same high academic ambitions for all learners, regardless of their starting point, allowing children to articulate their learning and demonstrate quality thinking and application of knowledge and skills.  It is designed to support our children to lead happy and successful lives.
  • encourages and inspires active, independent and resilient learners. This, combined with our Growth Mindset approach, encourages positive attitudes to learning and high aspirations.  We have basic non-negotiables, applied in all subjects, so that we always aim for our best. 
  • is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. High priority is given to the key concepts of each subject, ensuring the basic building blocks are in place.  The teaching of reading and writing is at the heart of what we do.  We want our children to develop within a language rich environment to become confident and articulate speakers who demonstrate a wide vocabulary in their communication.
  • prioritises spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, as well as mental health and well-being, to ensure children have respect and care for themselves and others and an appreciation of diversity. Children leave our ‘Westover Family’ as confident individuals, well- equipped to participate fully in the next stage of their education.  Our curriculum empowers children and promotes courageous advocacy.  
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