Our Curriculum has been designed to ensure that each and every child can be happy and achieve by offering stimulating and awe-inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at its heart.
It is bespoke to the needs of the pupils at Pinvin First School and St Nicholas Middle School, not only by focussing on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but by modelling the virtues given to us by Christ and by developing individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive growth mind set, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom. It is designed to equip children to grow as learners and as young people, so that as they continue along their journeys they can flourish – with raised aspirations and with a clear respect for the uniqueness of others.
We endeavour to equip our pupils to show and develop our values of wisdom, hope, peace, joy, community and respect.
We are a semi-rural school with a constantly evolving curriculum which responds to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing learning experiences and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Being set in an area with a rich heritage, we are fortunate to be able to use the local area to enhance our learning. Thus, we will develop outward-looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves, their local area as well as have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.
Through quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary across core and foundation subjects, all children will be challenged to be inquisitive learners. They will have opportunities to influence their own learning through age appropriate and progressive themes and topics. At the Pinvin Federation, Knowledge Organisers are shared with pupils and parents for each topic being taught. These clearly show the vocabulary, key facts and essential knowledge for the unit of work. They are referred to during teaching and help children to make further links, understand the purposefulness of their learning and deepen their understanding of the topic.
Throughout their school journey, our children will have continued to grow as learners and become confident in their increasing set of skills, knowledge, norms and Christian values which can be used to get ahead in education and life more generally. In short, they will know more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more, both spiritually, socially and emotionally; thus enabling them to be ready for their next stage in education.
The Pinvin Federation is committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs.
Our approach to the curriculum ensures that we are complying with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. We ensure the curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.
If you require any further information about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the school.