Curriculum Overview

ECS Curriculum Statement

COVID – 19 Curriculum addendum (September 2020)

We are happy to be back in school and doing the things we do best, teaching and caring for children.  It is a pleasure to see so many happy pupils learning again in classrooms and across our campus.

It is inevitable that after a long period of time out of school and in making our school site ‘covid secure’, we will have to adapt the curriculum and the way in which we deliver it. At the start of term, we have focused on ensuring pupil wellbeing and establishing safe routines.  We are currently working hard to ensure that pupils experience as much of our full curriculum as possible. Teachers are identifying gaps in learning and planning strategies to fill these. We have also been very pleased to find out with how many of our pupils have developed great independent learning skills, and continued to make excellent progress during lockdown. We will set extension work for these pupils, and provide additional support for those who need to ‘catch-up’.  

We will provide access to as much of our usual curriculum as possible whilst still ensuring that your child is safe. Unfortunately, we have had to introduce some restrictions for those activities, which will involve going off school premises, and mixing with other people. Outside speakers and visitors into the school site will be reduced in order to reduce the possibility of cross-infection. We have also had to stop some practical activities, and adjust the teaching of practical subjects, sports and creative arts.  We will of course, comply with all recommendations given by the government.

You can find out more about how we are adapting the curriculum by visiting other area of the website using the links and the key contacts below.

 

ECS Curriculum Statement (July 2019)

The curriculum at ECS is exciting and designed to inspire young people to learn and stimulate an interest in wide area of subjects.  Our curriculum reflects our vision; we want everybody to be happy, healthy, safe, well educated (& career ready via university / college / apprenticeship in the digital age) and good citizens. 

Our rich, broad and balanced curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences (in and out of class) that we plan for our pupils from day one in nursery to the last day of year 13. We recognise that statutory requirements form only a small part of the ECS curriculum; and we offer many additional opportunities particularly in sport, pupil leadership, and creative, character & cultural education. 

Developing the holistic child is of upmost importance at ECS and, with this in mind, we offer a curriculum which encompasses academic and creative subjects, British values, PSHE and SMSC education.  

The curriculum is taught and delivered with the consideration of the needs of all learners now and in their later lives. Above all our curriculum will inspire all children to nurture a passion for learning, raise aspirations and prepare them for their next step (college, apprenticeship or university). We recognise that many of the jobs of the future have not been invented yet, and therefore concentrate on ‘learning to learn’, developing creativity, critical thinking, resilience and adaptability.  

ECS is committed to meeting the requirements of the EYFS Statutory framework & National Curriculum; and accelerating the progress and thereby raising the attainment of all pupils.  

Our detailed schemes of learning are carefully sequenced and reflect the content and challenge of the curriculum at each stage, can be found on our website. Teachers receive training in all the key areas of curriculum (change) and pedagogy; and are ready to deliver our outstanding provision in their everyday teaching and co-curricular activities. 

David Dickson

 

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