Our Curriculum

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

At Gorse Covert Primary School we strive to provide all children, regardless of gender, disability or race, with the best possible education, based on a broad and balanced curriculum with a clear entitlement to quality education which more than fulfils national requirements. Children are encouraged to learn in a way that is stimulating, fun and meets a variety of learning styles to accommodate the needs of all children.

We are passionate about providing a broad and balanced curriculum that develops children in all areas. Our curriculum is based on our 3Cs and 5Rs to develop the whole child. We therefore ensure we teach all subjects in the national curriculum.

Due to some mixed age classes in Y3/4 and Y5/6, we operate a 2 year-cycle (A and B). We are currently in the process of becoming a one-form entry primary school (from September 2020) and so the cycles will be phased out. Please each subject page for an overview of the curriculum.

At Gorse Covert School we aim:
To provide a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum, accessible and enjoyable to all pupils; providing them with skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to their current and future needs.

For successful pupils who have developed as a ‘whole child’, using individual talents and abilities to achieve their full potential and be confident to live their lives to the full.

Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural education (SMSC) underpins the school curriculum and we aim for children to leave this school with respect for themselves and others and tolerance of other faiths, races and cultures.

We will 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.

For a child leaving Gorse Covert School to say “I have given my best; I have respect for myself and others and I feel confident to meet the challenges that lie ahead”.

To create a partnership between home and school in order to work in close co-operation with parents, working together to maximise their child’s potential and engage in the wider school life.

To develop the school’s links with the wider community, to offer supportive use of the school site and facilities.

To maintain a pleasant, efficient, healthy and safe environment for
all, within the school building, in the grounds and in the wider community. In this environment pupils can develop personal skills and positive attitudes at all key stages.

To develop a mutually supportive team, sharing expertise and providing opportunities to attain high levels of skills. This includes effective self-evaluation and communication between all personnel in order to promote the agreed values and principles of the school.

Our curriculum is based on our 3Cs (curiosity, confidence and community) and our 5Rs (resilience, responsibility, relationships, readiness and respect).

3Cs and 5Rs

If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please contact the school office (01925 825070 or email office@gorsecovertsch.co.uk ) to make an appointment with the headteacher. As a parent you can also learn more about our curriculum by attending some of our regular parent workshops.

Our school fully complies with the Equality Act 2010 and provides an Equality Curriculum for our children. Our Equality Policy and Objectives can also be viewed on our school policies page.

We fully support an inclusive curriculum and provide additional resources and support for children who have special educational needs. Our SEND policy can be found on our school policies page and there is an additional page in our key information section (SEND information) outlining our support for SEND children.