Salterhebble Junior and Infant School

Stafford Square, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AU

01422252004

admin@salterhebble.calderdale.sch.uk

Intent


At Salterhebble, our intent is to develop the whole child through a curriculum where ‘Nurture and Knowledge go Hand in Hand’. We incorporate our core values focussed on the self, relationships, society and the environment, throughout our curriculum to ensure effective and meaningful learning. We strive to provide a broad, balanced and bespoke curriculum that engages and inspires our children, providing them with rich and memorable experiences to promote retention of learning. The curriculum is designed to ensure coverage and progression of the knowledge and skills of the National Curriculum for each year group whilst enhancing the potential of our children to become culturally educated citizens with a voice.

We firmly believe that our curriculum should reflect our community and provide our children with opportunities to learn about their own heritage alongside developing their understanding, acceptance and tolerance of others.

 

Implementation


We provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful and resilient learners with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society. We focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding. The school ensures that children are well prepared for the next stage of their education and the world of work.

Our curriculum design ensures that the needs of all children can be met within the environment of appropriate pedagogy and high quality first teaching, supported by targeted interventions where appropriate. This ensures a positive impact on pupil outcomes and promotes equal opportunity for all.

Our curriculum is planned to promote achievement, enjoyment, confidence and positive learning behaviours. Children feel safe to try new things. High quality visits and visitors into the school enhance the curriculum and provide opportunities for children to build and retain key knowledge. Through challenging, purposeful activities children learn first-hand whilst developing important life skills such as team work, problem solving and creativity.

We recognise a number of barriers our children face and strive to address these through both our taught lessons and school ethos. Throughout our curriculum we aspire to high attainment for all pupils and avoid stereotyping groups of pupils (eg disadvantaged, SEN, EAL ) as all facing similar challenges or having less potential to succeed.

Close links between home and school are key to enabling pupils to achieve their full potential. Therefore we regularly provide parents with pupil progress and curriculum information. Families are given the opportunity to work collaboratively alongside their children.