We believe that all children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education. As a staff team, we have identified four key drivers (fundamental core values) that underpin the curriculum we provide and have a particular relevance to the children in our school. These Curriculum drivers are: Citizenship, Life experiences and Understanding, Independence and Emotional Awareness. Aspects of these drivers are interweaved into all topics in the school.
Due to children joining Walworth at varying times of the year and varying times within their school careers, the curriculum is flexible to be able meet different children’s needs. This takes into account the variety of work the children have completed in their previous school, allowing staff to ‘fill gaps’ in any learning that may have been missed.
Children are taught Mathematics and Literacy in the mornings with extra intervention run throughout the day. Children follow the Rapid Reading scheme before becoming a ‘free reader’ where they are encouraged to read a broad selection of novels.
In the afternoon, Foundation subjects (History, Geography, Computing, Art, D.T., Religious Education, Science and P.H.S.E.) are taught using a Topic approach to reflect a creative curriculum. Where links cannot be made, subjects are taught discretely. A variety of teaching methods are used, providing hands on opportunities as well as more traditional learning. Learning is taken, where possible, outside the classroom and into the real world through a variety of educational visits throughout the year.
Teaching British Values
It is Walworth`s responsibility to “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” (The prevent strategy 2011); Find out how we promote British Values at our school.
Curriculum Long Term Plans
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
ALL pupils at Walworth have full access to the National Curriculum unless they are withdrawn by parents after detailed discussion with the Headteacher, this is usually only on religious grounds.
The children are taught in small class groups, usually no more than 9, with a teacher and one or sometimes two Learning Support Assistants. Parents / carers are encouraged to work alongside school to identify any needs they feel school could develop. You are always welcome to discuss your child`s progress at any time, an appointment can be made either in or out of school time.
All parental support is extremely valued by School. We are very aware of, how in the past, formal homework has proved problematic and can cause difficulties within the home. We are very happy to set your child homework, if you so desire. Recently we have developed homework that is fun using the following website Mathletics. Mathletics and spelladrone are an interactive learning website to enhance your child’s learning in Numeracy and Literacy. The children are assigned tasks for them to complete at home. Children access these activities at school also at regular intervals. All children have been given a log on card with their log in details to use at home. We have found that the children are really enjoying using this resource at school. The children can earn points to gain certificates. Each week the children’s scores are reset. We have a competition each week to see who can score the most points in a week. This website is a safe and secure resource and children can play against other children in Live Mathletics to gain more points. We believe this allows children to have fun with these activities while still learning at their level and at their desired speed.
All parents and carers are encouraged to maintain all support for their children even after they join us at Walworth. We are principally an education setting and any supportive therapies should be maintained. In certain circumstances we can assist with transport.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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