Dream, believe... achieve --- Rêver, croire... atteindre
At Parkside, we believe in providing an holistic approach to teaching and learning which helps prepare children for their next stage of education. Our curriculum embraces a wide range of learning opportunities; it includes the statutory legal requirements of the New National Curriculum 2014 in addition to the school’s ‘hidden’ curriculum, which reflects the school’s values, whilst promoting personal growth and enriching the experiences of children. We believe in making learning exciting and fun, making use of links across subjects to ensure lessons are purposeful and have true meaning.
“Visits, visitors and special events are woven into the tapestry of experiences to add excitement and colour to pupils’ experiences”. Ofsted April 2016
We have four key drivers which underpin teaching and learning and are at the heart of our curriculum:
Our curriculum ensures children achieve the basic skills of reading, writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling and mathematical recall and understanding. Continuous assessment ensures that all children are challenged and encouraged to perform to their full potential.
“The curriculum is lively, varied and exciting. Pupil’s interests are sparked through a range of interesting activities that draw upon their developing key skills.” Ofsted April 2016
As part of our unique curriculum, staff and pupils have devised a Parkside Adventures Passport; a collection of experiences and activities we would like all pupils to achieve during their time at Parkside.
Our unique Parkside curriculum aims…