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The statutory curriculum – what we have to cover in our schools – is set out in curriculum 2014. For each subject there is a breadth of study and a programme of study. The breadth of study is the coverage or entitlement part of the curriculum. This needs to be divided up across each key stage so that all aspects are covered at some point.
At Hope School we believe that rather than subjects driving the curriculum, it’s the needs of children that should determine the emphasis. It’s important that children learn what’s in the statutory curriculum, but our teachers know that children need much more than this. Balancing children’s needs with the statutory curriculum will always be a challenge, but instead of the two acting in opposition we can ensure the content of the curriculum meets the needs of children and fullfils statutory requirements. To do this, we establish some key ‘drivers’ for our school.
Drivers are the things that will shape the statutory curriculum. They should relate to:
• The needs of your children
• The needs of your community
• The values of your school
• The location of your school
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