This section of our website is focused on Our Curriculum. More details about phonics, spelling and reading can be found in the menu to the right. Further information for pupils with SEND are found at the bottom of the page along with more details on the dedicated SEND page.
All Local Authority primary schools in England have to follow the Primary National Curriculum . This states the knowledge and skills all schools need to teach to children from 5 to 11. It is up to individual schools how this is taught. At Collierley Primary School we are proud to be able to use our expertise, the community and extensive school grounds to provide a way of teaching the skills and knowledge in an accessible and enjoyable way.
Early Years education is an essential starting point for all children. Again, all Early Years education providers and carers must follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. A large proportion of the learning at this very young age is led by the children with specialist teachers building the curriculum around the children’s own suggestions and interests. Because of this, it is difficult to provide an overview for the year ahead so head to the Our Classes page to see what our youngest pupils are up to.
Everyone is different but everyone is special underpins everything we do at Collierley Primary. To this end, we understand that school life and education is not simply about what is taught in the classroom. We also focus on the children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development. Not only through our curriculum but also through planned assemblies, extra-curricular activities, school visits and visitors, religious education (RE) and PSHCE, children are taught to respect each other regardless of looks, abilities, beliefs etc, care for each other and have respect for British values. This is continually reinforced through the ethos within our school.
Pupil assessment is an on-going process and forms an essential part of teaching. Regular assessment informs planning and enables teachers to adapt their planning to meet the needs of the children. Pupil assessments also provide important information for pupil review and support meetings. Formal assessments are carried out at the end of each Key Stage and in phonics in Years 1 or 2.They are appropriately administered to suit the needs and ages of the children. These are used to gather evidence for referral to external support agencies.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Collierley Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEND Information Report. If you have any questions about your SEND requirements please contact the school.
After a second prolonged absence from school in January and February due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we adopted a curriculum to support our children back into school. This new recovery curriculum is developed based on whole school exploration of the perceived barriers to a successful transition for when children return to school. Half way through our second recovery curriculum, we asked for parent feedback on the return to school on 8th March. We had 56 responses, over 96% of whom were very satisfied with their children’s return to school.
There is a high focus on activity as the children return to school and we were interested to find out what they were keen to talk about at home. This chart shows how popular our active learning is:
There has bee a focus on wellbeing and ensuring the children had support during this very difficult time for them:
We also received some very positive comments:
The school are doing a excellent job during this Pandemic!
The school have been understanding when my child has been late or has an issue with being back at school. couldn’t ask for anything more from the school been very accommodating to everything.
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