The world is ever changing. But what is widely acknowledged is the fact that people who recognise their own abilities, are confident and can think creatively stand a wonderful chance of achieving success, which is what we want for all our children.
At Sandcross, we aim to offer a rich and engaging school experience in which children are willing and enthusiastic partners in their own learning. They enjoy school, form friendships for life and become responsible, respectful young people. Our curriculum is diverse, thought-provoking, creative, inspirational and packed with memorable moments.
We encourage children to participate in all the school has to offer, whether in lessons, after-school clubs, trips and outings, plays, performances or sporting events. By the time children go to secondary school, every child should be aware of their strengths and all they have to offer.
Our curriculum is designed to make children confident, articulate, literate, numerate and able to cope with challenges. We ensure children learn essential skills as a priority and have many opportunities to research, explore, experiment, design and invent.
Powerful, memorable learning comes from rich experiences combined with a lot of practice! The national curriculum guides what must be learned, but leaves scope for teachers to consider how the learning can be made magical, even irresistible.
We work in partnership with parents and carers, so that learning continues to take place well beyond the confines of the classroom. We also have a ‘no ceilings’ philosophy, which means we encourage children to show us just how far they can go.
Assemblies are used to enrich learning by introducing and exploring the seven school values in greater depth - as well as celebrating achievements of children and allowing time for presentations and short performances. We also try to incorporate the values in curriculum areas and day to day learning whenever possible. By emphasising the importance of these key values, we aim to embed these values within our curriculum, our staff and our pupils.
Our 12 Aims in bullet points:-
To achieve our aspirations for the children in our school, we aim to :-
By National Curriculum Subject:
Non National Curriculum Subjects:
By Year Group: