Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School strives to provide the best possible education for our children. We aim for excellence within our happy, secure school where each individual’s achievements are valued and celebrated. While teaching the National Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6, we use a holistic approach, which will provide a curriculum that offers diverse and challenging opportunities to inspire and motivate every child in our care.
Our Christian values of love, justice, compassion, wisdom, forgiveness and friendship underpin the life of the school community and impact on our daily lives. With Christian values as our foundation, we will foster trust, mutual respect and a clear sense of community. We aim to enrich and nurture the whole child in preparation for life in the 21st century.
Learners will be treated as individuals and the teaching and learning will be adapted to take into account of individual needs. Curiosity, creativity and compassion will be promoted through a rich and exciting curriculum which challenges everyone to think about themselves, their local community and global issues. We aim to enable each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve their full potential spiritually, emotionally and academically, throughout life.
Learning tasks will be practical, interesting and relevant to the school’s context with experiences that the children will remember. Our aim is to ensure that standards across all areas of the curriculum are as high as those in the core subjects of English, mathematics, Religious Education and science.
Subjects, including English and mathematics, will be linked wherever possible into themes. Enrichment activities will be carefully planned to hook the children’s interest and enhance the curriculum. Each year group will have a curriculum map which is based on quality core texts and exciting cross -curricular topics that inspire and which link learning from year group to year group.
Teachers are expected to carefully plan tasks based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, so that each child is challenged to think hard, problem solve and be creative.
Children and staff are encouraged to have a go at new experiences, without worrying about getting it wrong. Our philosophy is that people who have never made a mistake, probably never made anything! We intend to develop lively enquiring minds; to promote the confidence and skills to question and discuss rationally; and to encourage everyone in the school community to assume greater independence in his or her own learning.
The staff team will work together by sharing ideas and expertise within school and through our Education Improvement Partnership with our cluster schools, and in doing so will provide and share a wide range of quality first hand appropriate learning experiences that stimulate interest and recognise the differing needs and rates of development of each child. Each child will have opportunities to apply the skills and concepts they have learnt to practical and problem solving situations. A broad and balanced curriculum will be accessed by all pupils so that there is no ceiling to any childs' learning, especially children with SEND. The curriculum will be adapted, and the provision of the necessary resources, including specialist teachers will be provided so that all children can flourish.
The support and involvement of parents, governors and the community will be welcomed as we recognise that education is a shared venture and that we each have our part to play. Lifelong learning is promoted and modelled by staff and governors.