We strive at Springfield School to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which children develop a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning and the self-belief that anything is possible with hard work and commitment. We want them to become respectful members of society who are equipped to make positive choices throughout their lives to be the best they can be. We are working hard to ensure that the children develop and build upon their previous learning through a curriculum that revisits previous learning and build upon prior knowledge to ensure children become curious learners.
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development in preparation for life in modern Britain. At our school we provide pupils with a curriculum that is relevant for them, as children growing up in the local community. We are preparing our pupils to be 21st Century citizens who contribute positively to local, national, and global communities – this is our intent. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also any other activity organised by school, for example, extra-curricular activities and any other activities designed to enrich the experience of the children. There is also a ‘hidden’ element to the curriculum which includes what the children learn from their school environment, the way they are treated and how they are expected to behave.
Our overriding aim of the curriculum is to educate children in a calm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that encourages participation, creativity, and hard work in learning. We will strive to support children in all aspects of their development, offering exciting opportunities and experiences that will enable them to flourish as successful, sensitive people. We will celebrate their successes and help them to play a part in making Springfield Junior School a place that is both supportive and caring yet strives for excellence and high standards. We believe that the successful education of the children depends upon an effective partnership between home and school.
The curriculum does not dictate ‘how’ things are taught. That is down to us.
We develop the children by teaching them in an environment that is built around our school values of inclusivity. All members of our school and wider community are important and cared for. We value everyone and their differences whilst celebrating everyone’s uniqueness. We want our children to use these skills to develop their global citizenship and apply learning in a wide variety of contexts.
Our children work on developing their ‘independence’ and ‘creativity’ to show curiosity, questioning the world around them whilst problem solving. This helps them become flexible, work collaboratively and creatively. We know that all our children are unique and so our curriculum is delivered by staff in a way that inspire everyone and leaves no one behind.
Working on our perseverance, we enable our students to have confidence in their futures. The skills, knowledge, relationships and experience they gain supports them in becoming 21st Century citizens aspiring to jobs of the future.
Through challenge, our children understand that learning is a process that requires determination, a need to succeed, positivity and skills. We want every child to develop their potential and staff support all children using assessment, challenge, support, and interventions.
Our curriculum structure supports children through revisiting prior learning, building links to new understanding and applying the knowledge. We want the children to practice and apply their skills whilst becoming profound learners by connecting their understanding both within the curriculum and in a wider context. This way they can develop their evaluative skills.
We are a friendly, welcoming and hard-working school and are proud of our inclusive philosophy. We firmly believe that every one of our pupils has the right to experience opportunities that will enable them to achieve the best they can and provide them with the solid foundations on which to build a happy and successful future.
We believe that all children learn best in a calm, well-ordered and welcoming environment in which they can build strong relationships with others and are encouraged to make positive choices and uphold school values.
We view all our pupils as individuals and make sure we do everything we can to meet their personal needs, recognising and celebrating the difference and diversity of our community.
We actively promote the importance of respect and this underpins everything that we do.
We use our QEGS Values (Question, Explore, Give and Succeed) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.