Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy, kind members of the community.
We aim to be at the forefront of education giving our pupils a spectacular education.
Work hard. Be kind.
At Mead Vale Primary School, we deliver an inclusive, broad, rich and creative curriculum which provides our pupils with engaging, meaningful learning experiences to inspire, enthuse and challenge learning. Our curriculum is progressively sequenced to allow children to build upon prior knowledge, and develop an overarching narrative of the subjects we teach. The children will experience and understand the world from different perspectives through subject specific studies aimed with the focus of engaging children in their learning through promoting curiosity, imagination and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We strive to ensure all of our children feel happy and safe to explore the new, unfamiliar and ask questions.
We aim to prepare our pupils for life in modern British society by fostering in them attitudes and qualities which will enable them to become confident, caring, respectful and responsible citizens. Mead Vale Primary pupils are given a voice and involved in planning and decision making. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning both collaboratively and independently. In doing so, we intend to foster a lifelong love of learning.
We are a school with a constantly evolving curriculum which responds to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing learning experiences and raising awareness of local, national and global issues. Thus, we will develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.
Ultimately our curriculum is intended to:
- Develop our head and body: what we learn.
- Develop our hearts and character: who we are.
- Develop our actions and attitudes: how we live and learn.
- Develop our moral compass: where we fit in the world.
Through quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary across core and foundation subjects, all children are challenged to be inquisitive, compassionate, courageous and creative learners who have the opportunity to influence their own learning.
Our children will be confident in their use of acquired skills, knowledge and core school values which they will use to advance their education and enhance their lives.
How has Covid-19 closures affected the school's Curriculum?
The school has worked closely with our multi academy trust partners to build a curriculum to enable our children to get ‘Up to Speed.’ The purpose of this is to address the areas in all subjects that have been identified as most significant in ensuring that pupils are ready for the next phase of their education.
This choice was made to reflect what was found in John Hattie's research following the Christchurch earthquake. He commented that ‘the difference was teachers focused on "what has to be learned" instead of getting through a lot of curriculum.’ From this research the MAT devised the following:
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