Curriculum Statement

Our Curriculum Statement:

Grange View CE First School offers a curriculum that is balanced and broadly based.  Our curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and prepares pupils for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences of later life.

At Grange View CE First School pupils are taught the three core subjects and the seven foundation subjects that make up the National Curriculum. At present, we are developing a language rich, creative and problem solving curriculum. Through overarching core concepts the children are taught key skills that will widen their aspirations in life and nurturing lifelong learners. These skills are interwoven into our topic based termly teaching, to engage all pupils and develop their skills of metacognition which are vital higher level thinking processes.

The content of our Religious Education provision is in line with the Northumberland agreed syllabus and as a Voluntary Controlled Church School, with the consent of Governors we supplement the locally agreed syllabus with units from the Diocesan Syllabus, Understanding Christianity. This is quite usual practice particularly with regards to the Christian units e.g. Festivals. A parent’s right to request that their child is withdrawn from RE and identified aspects of sex education is respected by the Governing body.

 As a church school we make provision for a daily act of worship and teach religious education at every key stage.