Our Curriculum

We work hard to make sure children leave Ashleigh at the end of Y6 articulate, fluent and confident in every subject.

As a team, we have worked hard to produce an inspirational curriculum for the children.

We believe that teaching the things we teach plays a part in helping children to lead happy fulfilling lives.  We believe that the things we teach play a part in helping the children to grow up to be independent and to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the world of their own choosing.  

We believe that we have a responsibility to all of the children we teach, to teach our curriculum as well as we possibly can, so that all learners have the best possible chance of learning its contents so they can leave, ready for high school and the wider world. 

More key values concerning curriculum and teaching

Our curriculum should serve to help children become ‘more human’, inspired by Haim Ginott’s ‘Letter to a Teacher’. 

 At Ashleigh, we are ‘All different, All equal, All learning’.  This means that everyone has the right to access the school curriculum and the National Curriculum. 

If something is in our curriculum, it because we believe Ashleigh children have a right to know it.  If we believe that Ashleigh children have a right to know something, we think carefully about how we teach it to them. 

We believe children are entitled to the highest standards of teaching. 

School should be an encouraging place, where children get the balance of challenge and support that’s right for them.

 What are we trying to achieve? 

  1. We want children to leave our school at 11 with all of the (powerful) knowledge they need to flourish at high school and beyond.  They should be enthusiastic to continue their education at KS3 because they have learnt what they need to learn at primary school and can feel confident and feel inspired to keep learning.  
  2. We also want them to acquire a knowledge of themselves and how they fit into school life and how that relates to the wider world through the ability to form positive relationships with other people. 
  3. Developing the ‘whole child’.  Parents/carers are the most important educators in a child’s life but school has an important role to play in the child’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.