Our Curriculum Intent at
Nevill Road Junior School
We Aim High by challenging ourselves in all aspects of school life.
We are Successful learners by using our growth mind set to achieve.
We Persevere by being resilient and trying our best in everything we do.
We use our Imagination to produce creative work that we can be proud of.
We show Respect by including everyone and making sure we all matter.
We show Enthusiasm by approaching all learning with a positive attitude.
At Nevill Road Junior School learning is fun and all of our children are supported and challenged to enjoy learning and reach their potential. Learning in the outside environments, practical and real-life situations and special activities all help to make learning accessible and help to motivate our pupils to achieve well and become lifelong learners. We have a very positive approach to learning at our school and children are encouraged and rewarded when they do their best, work hard and make good progress.
The wellbeing of our children and their Mental Health are a priority as we believe that children learn best when they feel happy, safe and cared about. Our Restorative Approach to learning underpins our curriculum, which also celebrates equality and diversity.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is based on the statutory National Curriculum; it is skills based in design and intended to provide learning and teaching motivation for both children and teachers.
We aim to be as creative as possible with our approach to the curriculum, teaching and learning. All curriculum areas have been planned to deliver a well sequenced and progressive series of lessons to ensure children gain 'sticky knowledge', which they can articulate with confidence.Every year group includes high quality book and text studies within their termly topic plans, making sure children are given a text-immersive experience. All of our topics are supported through high quality resources, trips, visitors and experiences that provide ample opportunity for real depth of study.
Our skilled subject leaders support teachers to plan sequences of lessons based on the National Curriculum expectations for each year group. They regularly monitor and evaluate their subjects through a variety of activities. An action plan is generated to identify any areas that may need to be developed further. All staff are encouraged to attend CPD opportunities to enable them to have the skills to lead their subjects effectively.
Every half term, teachers assess each subject to identify any children who may be falling behind and who may need additional support. Pupil voice enables us to understand what children know and have remembered over time. They also let us know what they think we are doing well and what need to do to improve! Learning and knowledge is captured in the children’s books as well as through photographs and films, particularly in the more practical subjects.