Curriculum

 

Kingston Park Curriculum Policy

Key roles and responsibilities: The senior leadership team will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and management of the Curriculum Policy of Kingston Park Academy  

  • The senior leadership team is responsible for providing a strategic lead and direction for the school curriculum, in liaison with the subject team, in line with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance.
  • The senior leadership team is responsible for providing efficient resource management and timetabling of subjects.
  • The subject team is responsible for providing the senior leadership team with information about developments in their key area of learning at both a local and national level, and reviewing the curriculum across the school.
  • The subject team is responsible for reviewing subject plans for their key areas and evaluating teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Class teachers are responsible for teaching the agreed curriculum and liaising with the subject team to review areas of the curriculum.

 

Floor standards: At Kingston Park Academy, we strive to achieve results above the Department for Education’s floor targets which are:

  • 61% (SFR 2017) of pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) achieving expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  • 71%  (SFR 2017)of pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) achieving expected standard or  above in Reading
  • 76%  (SFR 2017)of pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) achieving expected standard or  above in Writing
  • 75%  (SFR 2017)of pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) achieving expected standard or  above in Maths
  • Communication.
  • Application.
  • Information Technology.
  • Working with others.
  • Improving own learning and performance.
  • Problem solving.
  • Resilience
  • Reflective practice

Key skills: We believe the following skills are key within pupil development, and we promote these through our creative curriculum:

Organisation and planning: Our curriculum is planned and developed in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Curriculum. Our curriculum is based on several broad areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional development.
  • Communication, language and literacy.
  • Mathematical development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world.
  • Physical development.
  • Creative development.

As far as possible, we provide an experiential curriculum, enabling our pupils to be fully engaged with what they are learning. Our curriculum is designed to ensure our pupils develop the skills they need to develop into good citizens who can solve problems and challenges and work well with others.

Learning pledges: The primary purpose of this policy is to guarantee a successful learning experience for every child. With this in mind, we make the following learning pledges to ensure that every child is developed to their full potential:

  • Every pupil will be educated at least to the minimum standard set by the Department for Education.
  • Every pupil will be provided with opportunities to increase their self-esteem, motivation and aspirations.
  • Every pupil will be encouraged to be enterprising and entrepreneurial in order that they may succeed in an ever-changing job market.
  • Every pupil will be provided with opportunities to experience the wider world as a core part of their curriculum.
  • Every child will be taught about budgeting and financial management in order that they may succeed in an increasingly unpredictable financial world.
  • Every child will be challenged beyond their current level of ability in order that they may achieve their potential.
    • Progress is reported to parents at regular intervals.
    • A pupil’s progress throughout the subjects of English and Mathematics are assessed by teachers throughout each term using a variety of methods
    • Pupils’ work is formally moderated via the National Curriculum tests, and reporting to parents takes place during the summer term of each school year.
    • Pupil progress meetings are held regularly between class teachers and members of the school’s leadership team.
    • Pupils in Years 1, 3, 4 and 5 also undertake a variety of moderation tasks to allow teachers to further monitor progress against national standards.

Assessment and reporting: We consider accurate and focussed assessment to be the cornerstone of high quality teaching.

· During the Early Years Foundation Stage, our teachers begin to record the skills of their pupils and assess progress using a variety of methods

 

Assessing social, cultural, moral and spiritual (SCMC) development

  • Currently the school is implementing PSHE assessment through the jigsaw scheme of work.

 

The role of the senior leadership team is to:

  • Provide a strategic lead and direction for the curriculum ensuring appropriate coverage of the curriculum
  • Support and offer advice to colleagues on issues related to their subject.
  • Monitor pupil progress.
  • Provide efficient resource management.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in their key area of learning at both national and local levels.
  • Review the way the subjects are taught in the school and plan for improvement linking to whole school priorities.
  • Monitor how their subjects are taught through monitoring the medium and short-term planning, ensuring that appropriate teaching strategies are used.
  • Lead sustainable improvement through supporting colleagues and others.
  • Review curriculum plans for their key areas ensuring there is full coverage of the National Curriculum and that progression is planned for.
  • Judge standards within their subjects so they indicate the achievements of children at each key stage and indicate expectations of attainment.
  • Evaluate teaching and learning, and assessment within their subjects.
  • Audit, order and manage resources to enhance learning experiences for the pupils.

The role of the subject teams is to:

 

Curriculum monitoring and review

  • Evaluation is essential for the planning and development of the curriculum. The Education Advisory Body is responsible for monitoring the way the school curriculum is implemented.
  • The governors liaise with the senior leadership team and monitor the way the school teaches subjects.