At Langdale, we place great importance on a curriculum which develops the whole child. Through our core values, we foster an environment where the emotional, physical, academic, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of each child is considered.
Our curriculum is mapped to include coverage of the National Curriculum and provides a range of experiences for our pupils through an enhanced curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to challenge, engage and motivate with the ultimate goal that our learners progress academically and become successful, confident individuals, who make a positive contribution to the community and society - both now and in the future.
For our core subjects, we use a variety of planning resources as we believe that following one programme does not provide the bespoke teaching and learning experience that we want for our pupils. Using prior knowledge as a starting point for all future planning and teaching, we plan lessons which are required for all pupils to make progress. Our lessons follow a cycle of planning, to ensure that we can evidence progress over short and long periods of time. For assessment of the Foundation subjects, we use the Focus Education "Tracking of the National Curriculum - Knowledge and Skills" document. For the CORE subjects of English and maths, we use the NFER standardised assessments. We capture data at 3 points across the year, but this will be in accordance with the needs of the child.
We have a minimum core offer for all vulnerable pupils and pupils who aren't making the required progress, allowing us to be certain that we are meeting our INTENT of developing pupils academically. Both CORE and Foundation lessons are designed with a CPA approach, providing our pupils with the scaffolding required to access the learning at all levels. We place a huge emphasis on pupil engagement and design lessons with the help of our pupils. Pupil voice is used to support all decision making at Langdale. To implement our intent, we ensure that our children are invested in their learning, making a positive contribution to the planning and design of our curriculum. Lessons are engaging and follow a creative curriculum which is designed to interest, inform and inspire our children.
Further information can be found in the curriculum statement for Teaching and Learning below.
Pupils leave Langdale Primary School with a secure understanding of the academic content; with the understanding of how to be socially, morally, spiritually and culturally responsible and aware; how to make positive contributions to the local area and how to endeavour to be the best that they can be. We aim for all of our children to leave Langdale respectful, skillful, ambitious and with a thirst for life and all it has to offer.