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Mission Statement

 

At Camp Hill Primary we provide every individual child with rich, creative and inclusive experiences which help them grow and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and challenges!

 

School Motto

 

Growing Together

 

 

Here at Camp Hill Primary School, the views of all our learners are vital to us. All staff worked together to write a whole school vision and principles for the school, which was then shared with parents, children and Governors.

 

Our Vision defines our strategic direction and purpose, focusing on our goals for our learners.

 

Vision

 

Through our warm, caring and compassionate approach we will: 

 

- Create a safe and secure environment where all learners feel confident, valued and respected and where pastoral support, mental health and well-being is given the highest priority.

- Promote good team work through open and honest communication and a sense of shared responsibility. 

- Foster a culture of celebration where all successes are recognised. 

- Provide a bespoke and personalised curriculum to meet the needs of all learners within and beyond the classroom. 

- Provide challenge at all levels for everyone. 

- Instil a passion for learning in everyone that lasts a lifetime.  

 

To support an understanding of how our Vision will help us in growing and improving, we have defined how they should be developed in practice.

 

Principle...?How...?

To create a safe and secure environment

... by ensuring emotional well-being and physical safety is the highest priority in the school.

To ensure all learners feel confident 

... by helping children to recognise what they know and can do and to be determined to improve. 

To ensure children are valued and respected 

... by listening to children, ensuring they are active contributors in their own learning and development. 

To ensure pastoral support, mental health and well-being is given the highest priority 

... by putting sufficient emphasis on learning about mental health within the planned curriculum and providing pastoral support throughout school life. 

To ensure good team work through open and honest communication

... by valuing and respecting the important contribution the school and families provide in children’s lives.

To ensure a sense of shared responsibility

… by supporting everyone in the school community to understand their role in fulfilling their own potential and that of others.

To foster a culture of celebration where all successes are recognised

… by seeking out opportunities to give positive feedback to all learners.

To provide a bespoke and personalised curriculum to meet the needs of all learners

… by developing and embedding knowledge and skills through inclusive learning experiences.

To provide learning experiences within and beyond the classroom

… by ensuring rich and creative first hand experiences, supporting cultural capital and enabling learners to grow and prepare whilst building upon previous learning.

To provide challenge at all levels for everyone

… by providing support and encouragement to enable learners to reach their own goals and aspirations.

To instil a passion for learning in everyone that lasts a lifetime

… by providing a broad and balanced curriculum in all National Curriculum subjects which inspires learners and recognises talents and strengths.

 

Based on our knowledge of our community of learners, we have identified key drivers as essential to ensuring success in achieving our Vision.

 

Key Drivers - The 3 C's 

 

Compassion - Engage, Enable, Support, Equip

Community - Diversity, Inclusions, First Hand Experience

Communication - Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing

Curriculum Statement

 

Our curriculum offer is informed by our School Vision, Principles and Key Drivers. 

 

Intent

 

At Camp Hill Primary School, we deliver a curriculum under pinned by our key drivers: Compassion, Community and Communication.

We offer rich and creative opportunities for children to learn and grow in a warm, caring and safe environment. Pastoral support and high regard for children’s mental health and well-being thread through all that we do.

We invest heavily in working with the community and families so that all our learners are fully enabled, engaged, supported and equipped.

Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes diversity and inclusion. We inspire learners through high quality first-hand experiences. We aim to provide an ambitious and aspirational curriculum with high expectations, which enables children to build on their existing and emerging talents and strengths.

Central to our curriculum is developing children’s communication skills so that they are able to maximise their learning potential, now and in the future. Where starting points are low, we focus on developing Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing alongside Maths and other National Curriculum subjects.

Our curriculum is designed to build on children’s prior knowledge and to support their cultural capital. We recognise the importance of starting with what children know and can do to develop and embed essential knowledge and skills.

 

Implementation

 

Children are aware of their targets and they receive high quality teaching to enable them to achieve their goals.

Children actively contribute to lessons and teaching is bespoke and personalised to their needs. Positive feedback is used to support and encourage.

Teachers work hard to instil a passion for learning in all learners that will last a lifetime.

We organise our curriculum using two approaches: teaching of discrete subjects and through a thematic approach. Every opportunity is taken to develop learning links within and across subjects over time.

 

Curriculum Organisation

 

At Camp Hill Primary School, using Dimensions – Learning Means the World curriculum, we have developed a thematic approach to learning, that not only addresses all aspects of the National Curriculum, but engages and interests our children. Some subjects are taught as part of this thematic sequence of learning, but some subjects are taught discretely. The timetable has been carefully considered to ensure that our children experience a broad range of subjects and knowledge.

The following subjects are taught discretely

  • English (Writing)
  • Reading and Phonics
  • Maths
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French)
  • PSHE and HRE
  • Science

At Camp Hill Primary we have embarked on a curriculum that is outward-facing, relevant, nurturing, and inclusive. We want our pupils to become educated and responsible global citizens, developing their cultural capital, whilst teaching them all about human creativity and achievement.

 

The thematic units within Dimensions are cross-curricular in nature and the following subjects are taught: 

  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Computing
  • Music
  • PSHE

 

As well as more contemporary areas of study, such as sustainability and personal wellbeing. These are all set within a global context, but also explore more local aspects of the theme.

Cultural Capital

Please see above our Cultural Capital document. Our hope is to expose all children to cultural experiences and background knowledge that will equip them with cultural knowledge to propel our children further in their education. 

Our priority is to ensure that the children at Camp Hill have childhood experiences that will enhance their school life, provide memorable fun, and develop a love of learning and a connection to our community and the world around us.

At Camp Hill Primary School we value home/school relationships and we want to work in partnership with our families to develop a love of learning through enriching experiences that will create wonderful memories, develop skills and nurture talent.

Here at Camp Hill we are committed to ensuring experiences extend far beyond the classroom, preparing children for life ahead.

Challenges are set during every holiday, where they will learn, investigate, observe, experience, play and enjoy the world around us outside school whilst making lasting memories.

Teachers will share these after every holiday with the rest of the school through an assembly to celebrate these successes.

Please take a look at some of the challenges we expect the children to enjoy! 

Here is an overview of the National Curriculum:

British Values

Subject Specific Pages

 

Click on the links below to visit each of our subject specific pages. On each page you will find an introduction from the subject leader, details about how and why we teach this subject in this way, and important documents such as our subject rationales, long term plans across the school and our skills ladders for each subject.

What is a Subject Ambassador?

If you would like any further information about the curriculum we follow at Camp Hill, please contact the school via email on admin2640@welearn365.com 

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