The Subjects We Teach
Our Curriculum Policy outlines the range of subjects we teach and the ways in which they are designed to fulfil our curriulum aims. The details of most subjects we teach are laid out in Progression Maps. These show how knowledge and skills build for pupils over time. We have applied the following principles to progression mapping:
- Knowledge is sequential. New knowledge builds on prior knowledge in a clear and structured way.
- Progression maps for each subject are complementary. We link across subjects where we can and teach them in combined ways.
We have not designed a Progression Map for everything we do. Some aspects of our curriculum are ongoing approaches, others are regular routines and some are deliberately open-ended in terms of content, so that learning is led by our pupils. In English and maths, the National Curriculum provides a high level of detail on content and progression, so we rely directly on that, and in the case of maths, we also use the White Rose Schemes of Learning.