At Matthew Arnold Primary School we aim high and want every child to experience success; our motto is ‘Developing True Potential’.
Every child has access to a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum which prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for now and the future. We aim to tailor our curriculum to individual need, interest and aptitude to fulfil every child’s potential.
All National Curriculum subjects are carefully planned and structured to ensure progression across both units of work and across year
groups / key stages. We are committed to providing a curriculum that increases pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop. We aim for high standards in English and maths as well as in all foundation subjects.
Our curriculum is both stimulating and challenging. It aims to develop curiosity and enable children to be independent, active learners. It allows creativity, collaboration and for children to take ownership and to celebrate their learning.
Learning is engaging through varied real life experiences, using fieldwork, educational visits and visitors to school to bring relevance and enjoyment. Our curriculum aims to enable children to grow and develop as individuals whilst deepening their understanding of the incredible world around them.
Our curriculum supports staff to teach explicitly the messages that Primary children need to know to be able to keep themselves and others safe.
The details of the teaching will vary depending on the age and needs of the class. There are many links with PSHE, RE and the Science curriculum, and although a particular subject may cover the necessary information it is vital that a direct link is made to safeguarding, so the children are familiar that certain knowledge and behaviours helps to keep them safe.
'Keeping Safe' teaching takes place in a safe and supportive atmosphere; regular time is given for children to share their learning and talk about their feelings.
Where a child discloses information that puts them at risk or where there is a concern raised about any aspect of their knowledge and understanding, staff immediately inform the Safeguarding team.