Mead School aims to provide a balanced curriculum based on the following principles.
The general principles within which the curriculum will develop are contained in the Education Reform Act. The Act also sets out key elements that must figure in every pupil’s curriculum. These key elements which comprise the basic curriculum include:
The National Curriculum comprises:
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At Mead Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to have access to a broad range of learning experiences which allow them to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment and to enable them to play a full part as responsible citizens in the 2lst Century. The curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.
We aim to provide skills of literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technology, helping them to develop enquiring minds and the ability to think rationally.
The curriculum also promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and supports them in developing principles for distinguishing between right and wrong. Pupils are encouraged to think creatively and critically and to respect others and the environments in which they live. The curriculum enables pupils to develop their physical skills and promotes their personal and social well-being.
We believe that the curriculum should stimulate enjoyment of, and commitment to, learning as a means of encouraging the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils, preparing them effectively for the next steps in their education.
At Mead Primary we use Read Write Inc as our preferred way of delivering high quality teaching of synthetic phonics.
Read Write Inc. combines 5 clear steps to ensure real success in literacy:
More information about Read Write In is available below: