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The Governors Statement of Curriculum Policy

At Calton Primary School we encourage children to be happy, confident and learn to their best ability and to this end we help them to develop self-confidence, to understand their interdependence on each other and to respect everyone of other cultures, beliefs and ways of life.

Through the curriculum they will develop their intellectual curiosity and be taught the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Computing together with the other foundation subjects. In all this we follow the curriculum policy laid down by Gloucestershire LA.

The planning of the curriculum involves all the staff and co-ordinates their skills, knowledge and experience. We monitor children’s progress and arrange a smooth transition from pre-school, right the way through to the end of Primary School.

At the same time we acknowledge the differing needs of children and allow them to work at a pace which is appropriate to their ability and still challenges them. Children with special educational needs and disabilities are identified as early as possible and the views and experience of Parents and Carers are sought in arranging appropriate support. This is regularly assessed as the child progresses through the school.

While the Head Teacher has the major role in developing and implementing the curriculum, the Governors have a responsibility to monitor its effectiveness. We do this by a regular review of the School Development Plan, by visits to the school and talking to the staff and children. Staff have responsibility for specific subject areas and inform governor meetings on the quality and outcome of children’s work in these areas as they progress through the school. If you would like to see copies of any Curriculum Policies, please contact the school office.