At St John’s Highbury Vale we believe that the curriculum should be as broad and balanced as possible, offering children the opportunity to achieve success in many different areas. Although our curriculum adheres to the statutory elements of the National Curriculum 2014, there are other planned opportunities that make up the wider curriculum at our school.
Along with all other maintained schools in England we will be required by government to teach the revised National Curriculum from September 2014.
The curriculum is ‘what’ will be taught. The Government has slimmed these requirements down to enable schools to add areas they feel children need for their development.
The curriculum does not dictate ‘how’ things are taught. That is down to us! We will mix a rich cross curricular approach to make learning fun, with discrete teaching of specialist subjects such as computing, foreign languages and physical education. We believe in using research to inform our teaching practice and pedagogy. For more information about how we do this- see our Teachers as Learners section.
Assessment without National Curriculum Levels – Assessment without Levels (More information to come)
At the end of the academic year 2015-16 year 2 and year 6 will be preparing for new statutory tests, matched to the new curriculum. We are not yet sure how these will be scored but will put iformation on here when we are aware.
Here are our new curriculum maps for 2014/2015 for years 1-6: