Cherry Dale Intent
The curriculum at Cherry Dale is inclusive and ambitious for all. It is designed to extend opportunity, raise aspirations, broaden our pupils’ knowledge and curiosity of the world beyond their immediate environment and inspire our pupils to want to learn more. Our aim is to provide children with vigorous, engaging learning experiences which stick and allow for deeper learning to take place. Our curriculum enables pupils to acquire knowledge and gain a progression of knowledge and skills. It is challenging and relevant and centered around real, enquiry based learning.
We strongly believe that the curriculum should stimulate enjoyment of, and commitment to, learning as a means of encouraging the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils, preparing them effectively for the next steps in their education. We are committed to developing pupils' resilience to enable our pupils to fully engage and access the progressive curriculum we provide.
Teaching and learning opportunities are thoughtfully planned and focus on the development of our pupils’ knowledge and skills ensuring that pupils revisit, apply and deepen their understanding within and across all the wider curriculum areas. Teachers ensure pupils have profound leaning experiences in all areas of the curriculum.
We encourage a positive mind-set amongst our children as it is often through mistakes we learn the most. We value individuality and creativity and where there are barriers, we pride ourselves on embracing different approaches to ensure high-quality learning.
Reading will always be at the heart of our curriculum as we believe it opens doors to life long possibilities.
We want our pupils to be responsible, confident and critical young people who have positive mind-sets and contribute to the wider community both now and in the future.