At Crofton Junior School, we endeavour to teach a curriculum, which is inspiring and engaging through providing all our pupils with opportunities to experience ‘awe and wonder’ thereby developing a thirst for life-long learning. In doing so, we bring alive our school ethos of Respect Nurture Inspire.
We have high expectations for all our pupils supporting them to achieve their full potential in all aspects of the curriculum.
We focus on ensuring that all children achieve academic success in the core subjects of reading, writing and mathematics; these are key skills which enable pupils to access each area of the curriculum. In doing so, the development of early reading skills transitioning from phonic recognition to the acquisition of reading fluency and comprehension is of paramount importance.
In order to meet the needs of all our pupils effectively, we assess their progress on a continual basis and re-adjust learning intentions accordingly in order to provide effective support and challenge within each lesson. In doing so, we ensure that we comply with the Equality Act 2010 and 2014 SEND regulations.
We develop our pupils spiritually, morally and socially as well as their understanding of British Values through discreet subject lessons, for example RE and PSHE as well as through our assembly themes, the manner in which the curriculum is taught and how children are expected to approach life in school. This also includes how children can safeguard themselves both in school, at home and online.
We provide first-hand learning experiences each term in order to enrich all themes through arranging high quality educational visits or visitors. We believe this has a great impact on the quality of work the children produce as well as well as fostering positive attitudes to learning.
We provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum, which meets the needs of all our learners. This is achieved through the imaginative and creative approaches in which it is delivered. We ensure that our curriculum has real-life context making links to the world around us locally, nationally and globally. Our teachers are passionate about the curriculum they deliver and also the development of key skills such as team work, independence, communication and resilience, which will enable our pupils to achieve success in their future learning and on into the world of work. Our curriculum is both rich and diverse celebrating difference and fostering tolerance, understanding and respect for all.
We believe that a strong home/school partnership is vital in ensuring that every child reaches their full potential and therefore organise an Inspire session in the autumn term and a topic presentation workshop in the spring for each class as well as promoting an open-door policy.
“Our child is in their first year at Junior School and we are so pleased with her progress so far. She really has come out of her shell and settled into class quicker than we first anticipated. I feel this is down to the support that she has received from her teacher, Miss Watson, and we cannot thank her enough for giving our child the encouragement they needed to shine. Thank you so much!”
If you would like to discuss our school curriculum further, please contact school to either make an appointment with your child's class teacher or Headteacher.