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Curriculum statement (INTENT)

We use our Values of SHARE (Safety Health and happiness Achieve and enjoy Respect and Equality) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. We want our children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who make positive contributions, in wider society.  

At Canterbury Cross Primary School, the curriculum is designed to ensure ALL pupils achieve their full potential. Our learners are enthusiastic; they enjoy coming to school. Our schemes of work are personalised using the national curriculum content, we reflect the content and challenge of the connected curriculum integrated into the school values of SHARE (Safety, Health and Happiness, Achieve and Enjoy, Respect and Equality). Our curriculum incorporates the learning and emotional needs of the pupils in our school. Learners are at the centre of everything we do.  We believe our curriculum is exciting and inspires children to nurture their enthusiasm for learning.

The most-able are challenged to expand their knowledge and skills, those who find learning more difficult are supported to catch up quickly and those with specific needs are helped to achieve their individual targets. We ensure this by systematically giving pupils the pre-requisite knowledge to access an age appropriate full curriculum.

The Curriculum is designed with a focus on pupil knowledge and understanding, so all pupils are able to apply their learning across the curriculum. A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ultimately to help every student to find strengths and interests. We sequence groups of lessons building upon children’s prior learning, so they can connect their knowledge and become resilient thinkers.

Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum, they are lead practitioners who develop subject content, support teachers, review and monitor the curriculum and continuously self-evaluate.  Teachers and support staff receive regular CPD across all areas of the curriculum, as a result of this they are best prepared to provide outstanding curriculum provision. Developing the holistic child is of upmost importance and, with this in mind, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which encompasses academic subjects, Sport, Music, Art and PHSE Education.

Pupils leave Canterbury Cross, with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community.  They are confident learners who achieve their potential, and are fully equipped to access the secondary curriculum. We are particularly proud of the respect and care that our children show for one another, the environment and the community around us, as well as their fundamental belief in equality for all. Canterbury Cross ensures our pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

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