Manor’s Curriculum

Our curriculum at Manor has been designed and developed to excite, engage and empower all learners by providing a rich and stimulating education that sparks curiosity and meets the needs of all children through relevant and purposeful content and meaningful experiences that reflect the rich diversity of our community and that of modern day life.

Our school values of community, determination, excellence, responsibility and respect are deeply-rooted within our curriculum. These underpinning values enable children to achieve academic success whilst equally valuing and promoting their physical development, well-being and mental health, celebrating every child as a unique individual. 

Our school threads of sustainability, peace and conflict, identity, social equality, decision making and our rights go beyond the National Curriculum enable children to develop the skills, attitudes and values to become proactive, socially responsible citizens.

Our curriculum enables all of our children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and beyond. We use our embedded values and school threads, to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the attributes and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success, developing the children’s understanding of themselves and their role as global citizens.

Our curriculum follows a mastery approach that carefully considers children’s prior learning, provides first hand experiences which allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become confident, creative and critical thinkers. Learning is celebrated and showcased through a wide range of relevant and purposeful ‘big outcomes’ which are shared with a variety of audiences in a range of ways.

 

All subjects at Manor will be taught with equal rigour to ensure the development of the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding. Passionate, enthusiastic and imaginative teachers and support staff will use a blend of teaching and learning styles that will ensure learning is both deep and long lasting. The children’s never ending curiosity and eagerness to know or learn about something will be clearly tangible. The learning environments will offer stability, consistency and positivity whilst promoting curiosity and fostering an eagerness to learn.

Children will become ‘well rounded’ through a focus on personal learning and skills underpinned by our school values and school threads. With these skills in place the children will have the resilience to continually rise up to challenges despite setbacks. They will also have the creativity to use their prior learning to solve problems and develop new ideas in order to make something new, innovative or imaginative.

There will be regular monitoring and evaluation of the above implementation strategies. This will incorporate the analysis of assessment data, learning scrutiny including reviewing books, journals, Google Classrooms, physical learning walks and discussions with children. A strong collaborative network of staff and assessment structures will be in place.

Our curriculum celebrates the rich diversity of the school and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultures of the community, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Our curriculum has been written and developed alongside the statutory National Curriculum, our school values (outer circles) and our curriculum threads (inner hexagons).

At Manor, we have a set of embedded school values and threads that are at the heart of our school that enable us to have the school motto ‘Championing a Brighter Future for All’. Our school values and threads weave together whole-school life and extend beyond the curriculum, whilst being integral to the planning process to support teaching and learning.

All children are seen as individuals and celebrated for their uniqueness and contribution to our school community. Teaching sequences are designed to challenge and support so that all children have a secure sense of achievement.