St Mark's Primary School
Teachers plan and deliver an enquiry-based curriculum which provides our pupils with exciting and memorable experiences, both in the classroom and around the school, as well as within the wider community. This gives a wealth of practical opportunities that develop exploration, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
Teaching is matched to the learning needs of individuals or groups of children- our lessons are designed to enable all pupils to excel. Activities are designed to promote a rich dialogue between teachers and pupils, between children and their peers and within the wider school community. Staff guide children on exciting learning journeys that culminate in secure understanding demonstrated in pieces of writing, artwork, projects, drama or music.
Our curriculum promotes the concept that in order for an individual to be successful, their education must develop more than academic excellence alone- it must develop attributes of the whole child: resilience, empathy, respect for oneself, others and the environment and an aspiration to succeed are all fundamental qualities. These must be nurtured alongside the exceptional teaching of the academic subjects.
The social, emotional and community needs of our pupils are at the heart of our curriculum design. As a result, we have a curriculum which enables children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners who feel empowered to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. We embed the school, British and Rights Respecting Schools values throughout all our teaching and learning, to ensure that our pupils leave our school as well-rounded individuals and in good stead for their onward journeys.