The Curriculum at Applecroft School:
Our curriculum is built on the school’s Mission Statement and Values and aims to achieve our vision:
‘To be a positive and inspiring community that
nurtures each individual and empowers leaders for life’.
At Applecroft School, we believe passionately in a curriculum that inspires and is ambitious for all. Our curriculum consciously blends skills, knowledge and values which hold significance in our community.
Our child-centred approach, places great importance on the personal development of our pupils with an emphasis on supporting and developing the ‘whole child’; recognising their unique strengths, talents and positive contribution they can make. We aim for all pupils to leave our school as confident young people who are able to voice their thoughts, feelings and beliefs respectfully.
Our curriculum is carefully crafted to ensure all children have access to a broad and balanced experience through curriculum lessons, enrichment activities including the ‘Applecroft Adventure’ and extra-curricular learning. We strive for children to recognise how the knowledge, skills and experience gained through our curriculum prepares them for adult life and to be aware of individuals within each curriculum area that have excelled and made a positive difference in the world.
We aim to remove any limiting factor in each child’s mind to what they believe they can achieve and what is possible, whilst instilling the reality that great things are achieved with hard work, determination and resilience.
At Applecroft, in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we follow the Statutory Framework for the EYFS and supplement this guidance with the DfE's non-statutory 'Development Matters' document.
In Key Stage One (Years 1 & 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3-6), we follow the National Curriculum.