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Stag Lane’s Curriculum Intent Statement

Our curriculum is intended to ensure pupils are Inspired to learn, Nurtured to succeed and Achieve their best.

Stag Lane serves a rich and diverse community, with over 32 different languages spoken, and our curriculum is reflective of this. Our curriculum responds to change, as well as recognising our local history, community and traditions, it explores how our community and the world around us is evolving. It seeks to provide challenges that are not only academic but also cultural, social, artistic and physical which provide children with experiences they would not otherwise get.

We have five themes that run through the child’s learning experiences. These are:

  • My Inspirations - to learn about people who through their work have had a significant impact on the world and to acknowledge their achievements and qualities and see that they too can be significant. To encourage aspiration, ambition and self-belief in our children.
  • My Rights - to instil an understanding and a respect for equality, tolerance and diversity. The School is a 'Rights Respecting School'. This means we uphold the Rights of the Child, as identified by Unicef’s Convention of the Rights of a Child. A Rights Respecting School puts children’s rights at the heart of all decision making. As Duty Bearers, we ensure school is a safe and inspiring place to learn. Children are respected, their talents are nurtured, and they are able to thrive.
  • My Community - we learn where we fit into the world. To explore the wider world and the issues our planet faces. To see that we are currently in a chapter of the history and development of the narrative of the journey of humanity
  • My Voice - to develop a rich and diverse vocabulary in order to communicate clearly and have excellent comprehension. To speak with confidence to a range of audiences. To appreciate the world of literature and gain a love of reading both for pleasure and to acquire knowledge. We believe that reading is the key to unlocking all learning. The earlier children become fluent readers, the more knowledge they can acquire.
  • My experiences - our curriculum includes first-hand experience, with carefully planned visits linked to the topic work covered across each year group and also incorporates non-negotiables that we believe all pupils should experience during their time at Stag Lane.

The wellbeing agenda is at the heart of Stag Lane’s curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils show themselves to be deep thinkers. They are able to empathise with the feelings and actions of others, seeing points of views and beliefs other than their own. They are ready to question arguments and situations.

The Stag Lane curriculum is personalised and implemented through the delivery of:

  • The 2014 English National Curriculum
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
  • The Letters and Sounds phonics program
  • Religious Education, following the Harrow Local Agreed Syllabus
  • Our Rights Respecting Ethos
  • Relations Education and Health Education, following the Jigsaw Scheme of Work

Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. The innovative practice across the school provides a strong foundation and opportunities for children to work in teams and develop social skills both indoors and out. This curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high-quality first wave teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. In this way, it can be seen to impact in a very positive way on pupil outcomes. Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things.

Outdoor learning: Our Geography and History curriculum ensures that our pupils have a deep understanding of our local history and geography, with an emphasis on the local area. The school grounds are used to enrich different curriculum areas, such as a school garden. Our Science curriculum includes links to active learning in the school grounds and school garden.

We provide a variety of extra-curricular activities for pupils that enhance their learning experience. The activities range from after-school clubs, to educational trips and visits – extra-curricular activities are provided each term, with opportunities for all year groups delivered throughout the year. Extra-curricular activities are designed to enhance pupils’ learning experience, form personal connections between pupils and their peers, build teamwork, promote personal skills such as respect and resilience, teaching skills essential for life after school.

Impact

The impact of Stag Lane’s curriculum is measured by the outcomes both academic and personal development for all pupils. The impact is apparent in the smooth transition between each phase of school when pupils move smoothly between phases and year groups.