Here at Cockton Hill Junior School we believe in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. We structure our curriculum around the National Curriculum 2014 and supplement it further with activities and topics that interest and motivate our pupils.
We teach the full range of subjects and these are initially planned as stand-alone subjects. The teaching of subjects in this way does not mean cross-curricular links are not present but in order to prepare children for life beyond our school subjects are best delivered and taught in this way. In this sense cross curricular links are fostered where they occur with relevance and clarity rather than forcing aspects to fit.
Subject teaching is delivered in teaching blocks. This model has ensured that progression in skills and knowledge is embedded well across school. Teaching and learning focuses on one main foundation subject during block teaching and this builds knowledge and skills rapidly.
Our first priority is that all children acquire competence in the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and number. These skills will then enable children to engage fully in the wider opportunities offered to them in other curriculum areas. English and maths are taught daily, usually each morning and lessons build on previous work.
Meeting Individual Needs
By matching activities to children’s individual abilities and interests, we give each child the opportunity to experience success as we believe achievement builds confidence alongside competence.
More Able and Talented
In our school, we have pupils at the top end of their ability range in their year group. These children are known as ‘More Able and Talented.’ Every teacher at Cockton Hill Junior School provides these children with additional challenges in their particular strength, to enhance their educational achievement.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Cockton Hill Junior School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.
Our SEND Information Report (SIR) provides details of how we support children with SEND and their families
Further information can also be found in the SEND section of the school website.
If you would like to discuss your child’s needs in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment on 01388 602058 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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