One of the great advantages of working as a family of cross-phase schools is the opportunity to develop highly visible progression pathways for children moving through every key stage of the curriculum.
The Elements Curriculum is our emerging Yr5-8 curriculum, and is characterised by 'deep progression'. It is informed and designed by teachers in our primary and secondary schools. The result of this work is the creation of a coherent pathway for pupils to build on their achievements from every phase in primary school and use this to enhance their experience as part of a seamless transition into and through secondary school.
The Elements Curriculum is borne out of all of the collaborative work and projects between primary and secondary teachers and TAs in our family of schools. We work together through our school Learning Hubs and Networks to share curriculum, pedagogy and assessment principles so we can map pupil progress pathways at each key stage. We regularly share examples of work and teaching and learning strategies to inform our curriculum, and clarify our teaching and learning expectations for every pupil.
Through this work, we are able to interweave the Creative & Cultural Programme, the developmental opportunities offered by staff CsPD and design opportunities for pupils to lead their learning.