Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Statement

At Carlton, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that allows pupils to develop the skills to ensure they are ready to move onto the next step in their learning.

The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the national curriculum, supported by other learning opportunities and experiences which meet the needs of each pupil.

Our curriculum is underpinned by our vision, ethos and the promotion of British values. The social, moral, cultural and spiritual development of each pupil is paramount and so is woven into every aspect of life at Carlton.

Our curriculum is broad, engaging, takes learning beyond the school gates, will secure high quality outcomes for our learners and prepare them for their futures. The curriculum is updated annually to ensure it meets the academic and personal development of the children.

The structure of our curriculum

There are clearly planned units across the year for each year group. The units are designed so that learning is cross-curricular and meaningful for the pupils. Each unit starts with a WOW start/launch to gain the pupils interest. We are lucky to be near lots of fantastic opportunities for off-site education and so each unit gives pupils the opportunity to take their learning beyond the school gate. We have been working on developing real life – meaningful outcomes for each topic. Each term, parents and carers receive a curriculum map so that they can talk to their children about their learning and learn together. When teaching the topics, each teacher highlights the links to real – life career options.

The curriculum falls into 2 areas that complement each other;

ACE Curriculum – Academic Cognitive Excellence Curriculum comprises of the teaching and assessment of the academic subjects. It is focussed on providing high quality first wave teaching for all our learners so that they leave the school with the academic knowledge and skills to move onto the next stage in their learning. Central to this is the unwavering high expectations by all staff of the learners and what they can achieve. All learners are tracked with the aim of ensuring that they reach their full potential and any differences are diminished. Where we see differences, actions are swiftly put in place to address them.

BBF Curriculum – The Building Bright Futures Curriculum focuses on the emotional, physical and mental development of the pupils. It ensures that they have the opportunity to develop the skills and strategies to be ready for their future. It also gives them the opportunities under the children’s leadership programme to develop skills for later life and provides them with many opportunities to visit places of work and find out more about their aspirations for their futures.

The aims of the curriculum

Academic Cognitive Excellence Curriculum (ACE) Building Brighter Futures (BBF)The aims of the curriculum

To develop curious children who;

  • Are locked in their learning,
  • Have a can do attitude,
  • Use mistakes as a learning opportunity,
  • Have a range of strategies that they can call on to help them learn,
  • Can work alone or in a team .

The aims of the curriculum are met be developing a staff team who;

  • Have exceedingly high expectations of all children and are ambitious for them,
  • Possess and utilise a high level of pedagogy,
  • Provide excellent first wave quality teaching,
  • Are reflective about their practice and committed to improving it,
  • Secure excellent outcomes for all children.

To enable children to develop the skills and ability to;

  • See the world as their classroom,
  • Be emotionally and mentally robust,
  • Be physically fit,
  • Make safe choices (drugs/SRE/e safety),
  • Have a social conscience,
  • Value and be proud of their local community and country,
  • Be curious about what the future can offer,
  • Be ambitious for their future,
  • Take risks to achieve their dreams,
  • Understand how their behaviours and choices can affect their futures,
  • Affect change.

School Awards

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Ismail, Year 6

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Anika, Year 6

“Carlton is very helpful: I learnt English in less than 3 months!”

Paul, Year 6

“Carlton Primary School is a great place to achieve an excellent career and future.”

Sufi, Year 6

“Carlton is a really enjoyable school with lots of fun lessons”

Maesha, Year 6
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Carlton Primary School
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