Curriculum Statement - Introduction
The purpose of this part of the website is to meet the statutory requirements for publishing information about the school curriculum and to provide useful information to parents/carers, including:
- Where to access the content of the school curriculum in each academic year for every subject
- The names of any phonics or reading schemes we use (in Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)
- How parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum our school is following
At the bottom of this page, you will find the full "Policy Curriculum Statement' document for the current academic year. This is a detailed document which should provide all subject/curriculum information required. Please just get in touch if you require any further information about the curriculum at Kilham CE Primary School.
Introduction – The Curriculum
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also any other activity organised by school, for example, extra-curricular activities and any other activities designed to enrich the experience of the children. There is also a ‘hidden’ element to the curriculum which includes what the children learn from their school environment, the way they are treated and how they are expected to behave.
There are two main reasons for having a curriculum policy statement:
- To outline our interpretation of the statutory expectations for the delivery of the National Curriculum – a new statutory curriculum was introduced and has been running in school as from September 2014. Therefore it is good practice to define what our curriculum as a school will be in the forthcoming year.
- The School Information Regulations 2012 specify a statutory requirement for schools to publish their curriculum alongside other important information. This document and web page contributes to fulfilling that statutory requirement.
The statutory curriculum for maintained schools consists of
- The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework
- The National Curriculum (ages 5-16)
- Religious Education (ages 5-18) (Following the Locally Agreed RE Syllabus)
The Department for Education states that “Religious education is compulsory for all pupils registered in maintained schools up to the age of 18. Maintained schools must follow their locally agreed syllabus. Maintained schools must also provide a daily act of collective worship that should be broadly Christian, unless the school has been granted a determination to conduct collective worship of another faith.”
The legal requirements for primary schools to provide sex and relationships education (SRE) are minimal. Kilham school does teach Sex and Relationships Education. A separate policy outlining our provision for SRE is available in school. (Please see SRE Policy)
The proposed changes to sex, health and relationships education will now be debated in Parliament. If they are passed, they will become statutory from April 2021.