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Article 28

You have the right to a good quality education.

Article 29

Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

All Key Stages

At Stanburn, we believe that the National Curriculum is just a starting point for developing exciting and stimulating learning. We understand that children learn best when they are inspired and learning is memorable. Each half term, every year group takes a theme and learning is planned around this.

Our pupils have daily English and mathematics lessons which are linked in, where possible, to the overall theme for the half-term. In addition to this, there is daily guided reading and phonics lessons. The following subjects are also taught across the curriculum: science, history, geography, art, design technology, French, music, PE, religious education and computing.

The school certainly shapes pupils’ character and develops them for the next stage of their education.OFSTED, 2016

Achievement  and Pupil Progress

Assessment of children’s learning in school is an essential and continuous process. Class teachers track the progress of the pupils throughout the year. This is shared with the children in the teacher’s ‘next steps’ comments on marked work, and in targets kept in the pupils’ books. Progress towards, and within, these targets is shared with parents at consultation evenings, and in end of year reports.

The teaching of reading is a particular strength.OFSTED, 2016

Extra Curricular Activities

Stanburn offers a range of extra-curricular activities that children can participate in by joining after school and lunchtime clubs. Art, social skills, youth club, dance, cheerleading, drama, gardening, cricket, athletics, netball and football are some of the clubs which have been running recently.

School Trips

We believe that trips and visitors are crucial in bringing the curriculum to life and provide a stimulus to enable children to broaden their experiences and study of the topic. We endeavour to ensure there is a trip or visitor to each year group every term, and in addition years 5 and 6 go on residential visits.

British Values

We promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These principles are enhanced through assemblies, Pupil Parliament and PSHCE education as well as our broad, balanced curriculum.

Consistently good quality teaching and learning means that teachers provide valuable guidance to help pupils improve their work.OFSTED, 2016

Curriculum Newsletters

Curriculum Plans for the whole year and Curriculum Newsletters for the current half term can be found on the Key Stage pages.

Early Years
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2