The Pennine trust aims to ‘Innovate, Include and Inspire’ our community to make sure that ‘No one gets left behind’
At Lord Street we follow our CORE Values to ensure children are looking after our Community, Owning their behaviour and successes, Respecting everyone and everything and demonstrating Excellence in all they do.
Our curriculum is designed to support our children in achieving these aims.
It is based on the programmes of study from the 2014 national curriculum and builds children’s knowledge and skills over units of work and over time. Each subject is taught discreetly around key concepts which we call ‘Big Ideas’. The big ideas are concepts that children will continue to develop as they learn over time. Topics within subjects are designed to be relevant to our children and to help them develop an understanding of the world they live in at a local, national and global level.
We have planned a range of experiences that help them understand the historical and contemporary culture of the United Kingdom. We aim to support their development of ‘cultural capital’ through their vocabulary, the choice of books they read, the curriculum topics taught and the experiences we give them. This will ensure that they are able to access, and build on, learning as they move from one phase of education to the next and have a real love of learning.
We use a mastery approach to teaching using small steps progression with opportunities to deepen understanding. Our children are challenged to learn from misconceptions and mistakes as well as through success.
We offer a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom. These change regularly but include after school clubs like the choir, our drama clubs and a range of sports clubs as well as dance.
We have a pupil leadership programme as we believe all children should be given the opportunity to lead areas of school to set them up for later life. These include Head Boy and Head Girl, School Prefects, School Council, sports ambassadors and many more. We also take part in community engagement projects as well as fundraising for local, national and global charities. These are designed to enhance pupils’ learning experiences, form personal connections between pupils, their peers and their community, and teach skills essential for life after school.
This complements our children’s personal development. Our curriculum provides equal opportunities for all. PSHE, underpins the ethos behind our curriculum. Learning how to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
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