Quadring Cowley and Brown’s Primary School is a small school based in a quiet, rural village, surrounding by agricultural land. Our curriculum celebrates and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community whilst enhancing the children’s knowledge and skills through a vast wealth of diverse experiences which also supports their emotional, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
At Quadring Primary every child’s uniqueness is recognised and valued. As such, our curriculum embraces the community from which it exists, as we strive to recognise, embrace and celebrate each individual child and their diverse children’s backgrounds and experiences.
We constantly adapt our learning journey to meet the needs and interests of our children, offering an excellent education underpinned by a broad, culturally rich and powerful curriculum to ensure that all pupils are well equipped for the next stages in their education.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values however, creativity is pivotal at Quadring Primary. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities and WOW moments to engage learning and to celebrate and develop the individual talents of our pupils, recognising everyone as unique with their own ambitions, skills and dreams. We aim to provide an environment that encourages lifelong learning which is reflected in our whole school ethos and core values.
Community involvement is also an essential part of our curriculum as we provide opportunities for the children to take an active part in their local and wider community, embracing new knowledge and skills throughout the year.
The children at Quadring Primary work and grow together as part of a caring and motivated family team, and children leave Quadring Primary with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learner on their life journeys.
At Quadring Primary Skills and knowledge are taught discreetly in subject areas so that our children gain a broad understanding of each subject and know exactly which subject they are studying. However, the curriculum is designed to embed transferable skills throughout, whilst maintaining and embedding essential skills based learning, through a engaging creative curriculum. The quality of our classroom environments serves to stimulate and engage higher order thinking. At Quadring Primary School, we also recognise the importance of feedback, both adult and peer, as an integral part of the teaching and learning cycle, and aim to maximise the effectiveness of its use in practice. In response to this, planning is flexible and responsive to pupils’ needs.
At Quadring Primary we plan our lessons with clear learning objectives. We base these upon the teacher’s detailed knowledge of each child, striving to ensure that all tasks set are appropriate to each child’s level of ability. Our lesson plans make clear the expected outcomes for each lesson. We make a note of those individual children who do not achieve at the expected level for the lesson, and we use this information when planning for the next lesson. We also keep this information as a record of the progress made by the class.
Day‐to‐day, on-going assessment is a crucial method of assessment which provides instant feedback to the teacher and ensures progress within every lesson. AfL strategies are used in all lessons. These strategies provide a clear picture of a child’s level of understanding and, ensure that teachers can quickly assess when a child does not understand and needs greater support. Lessons should be flexible enough to allow teachers to adapt to the needs of the child. AfL should also be used to inform planning for subsequent lessons.
Progress is assessed regularly. At the end of each term, assessment data is gathered and progress is checked by subject coordinators and the Senior Leadership Team. Children are expected to make good or better progress in all subjects and this individual progress is tracked. In cases where children are identified as making ‘less than expected progress’ particularly in English or Maths, rapid interventions are put in place to address gaps in learning.
The child is at the centre of everything we do at Quadring Primary and will be provided with an opportunity to develop}
- Their own uniqueness
- Develop self–confidence and independence
- Become critical thinkers
- Have high aspirations
- Become global citizens
- Appreciate diversity
- Take responsibility
- Develop restorative and relational skills
- Develop creativity
- Perseverance and an ‘I can’ mindset
- Curiosity and inspiration and a thirst for knowledge