Our ambitious curriculum has been designed to take account of the legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Primary National Curriculum. It exposes our children to enriching experiences, immersing them in progressive knowledge and skills; equipping them with personal characteristics required to succeed in life.
The key principles behind the design of our curriculum are for our children to:
Children are expected to work hard and demonstrate positive learning behaviours to both maximise their own individual learning potential as well as contribute to the school and wider community.
Subject Leaders have the necessary expertise to play a pivotal role in both the design and delivery of their subject area; ensuring a clear progression of both skills and knowledge across all year groups. Teachers use professional enquiry to enhance their teaching skills and strategies, to ensure standards are high across the breadth of the curriculum.
Our school House System is closely linked to our core values and allows us to reward the behaviours we strive to develop. We have high expectations of attendance, academic achievement and pupil behaviour. We are committed to working in partnership with parents as we believe that when home and school work closely together we get the best outcomes for our pupils.
Our pupils have access to a wide range of opportunities which promote personal safety and pupil voice with all children being actively involved in whole school decision making through the Pupil Learning Committee and many positions of responsibility. Our curriculum through the use of our PSHE programme recognises the importance of pupils’ physical and mental well-being in shaping their long term life-style choices.
In order to raise aspirations and equip children with a real belief that they can achieve anything if they are prepared to work hard, it is imperative that we prioritise experiential learning within our curriculum.
At Chilton we have the unique opportunity to work closely with STEM ambassadors and visitors from Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility giving our children a vision of limitless possibilities for the future.
We place high value on outdoor learning and have an onsite Forest School where children are offered exciting experiences all year round. Our well-tended school garden, the size of an allotment, enables the children to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
Educational and residential visits are carefully chosen to deepen understanding.
Children from across the school have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities in both sport, music and the creative and performing arts.
Our children demonstrate confidence, independence, resilience and a real passion for learning.
¨ Our children are able to form meaningful relationships based upon mutual respect and trust, recognising and celebrating difference, not only within the school community, but in the wider world as well.
¨ Our children have access to a wide and varied curriculum, allowing each of them to excel as individuals and be the best they can be.
¨ Our children see that there are limitless possibilities
¨ Our children are well prepared and confident to transfer to the next phase of their education
¨ Our children have aspirations for the future and know that these can be realised with hard work and determination.
¨ Our children grow up being able to make a positive and purposeful contribution to the world around them.