Our curriculum is planned carefully to ensure that all children are challenged, engaged and motivated to learn.
The school’s curriculum is rooted in the solid consensus that it is vital that we ensure that children receive the knowledge and skills that are needed in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. This will allow our children to succeed in life. The school’s curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught and moves towards an agreed end point. Teacher’s subject knowledge will be strong and they will confidently embed new concepts into all children’s long-term memory. The curriculum takes into consideration the local context by addressing typical gaps in all pupils’ knowledge and skills. The heart of the Curriculum has a strong and academic core that remains as broad as possible and similar in context from Early Years until the end of KS2.
TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF
Our teachers and support staff are outstanding in terms of qualifications, experience and commitment. We also benefit from a newly formed Care Guidance and Support Team which includes a home school link worker and Inclusion team.
Curriculum Enrichment and Cultural Capital
What is Cultural Capital?
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a pupil can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Cultural capital gives a pupil power. It helps them achieve goals and become successful.
Cultural capital is having assets that give pupils the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.
How do we promote Cultural Capital for Our Pupils?
We recognise that for pupils to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.
Each subject taught within the school day makes its own contribution to pupils’ cultural capital development.
Our curriculum aims to combine knowledge with experience and judgement on what pupils see. The three elements that the Oxford Dictionary uses to define wisdom. Pupils participate in a wealth of trips, visits and experiences, supported by a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.
School Trips & Enrichment?
We believe in the philosophy: "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand".
Each term teachers plan for visits or visitors to ensure children have real experiences to inspire their learning.
EXTRA CURRICULUM OPPORTUNITIES
Saint Nathaniel's Academy is fully committed to providing quality extra curricular activities and opportunities. All children in Key Stage 1 and 2 (age 5-11) have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of clubs including football, dance, drama, art and crafts,
Lego club and many others.
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