A Curriculum Fit for Overthorpe
Overthorpe is more than just a school. It is the heart of our community. We nurture the courage and skills to fly higher than the flock, whilst always providing a nest to come home to.
Why did we change our curriculum?
We aim to provide ALL our children with an engaging, purposeful curriculum that inspires, motivates, challenges and excites our pupils. We believe that providing our pupils with key experiences will enhance their learning and personal development to help them become successful, confident learners.
How we deliver the curriculum
Each year group has an engaging curriculum – the “Curriculum Fit for Overthorpe” - which provides our children with the opportunity to learn about a variety of exciting themes. We have thought carefully about the needs of our children at Overthorpe C of E Academy, and have planned a series of themes that will provide excellent learning opportunities where our children can develop their basic skills, enjoy exciting real-life experiences and make good progress. The “Curriculum Fit for Overthorpe” will prepare all of our children for the next stage of their education, whether that is their transition into KS1, into KS2 or into KS3.
It is our intention to provide our children with the best, first-hand experience that will engage their interests and drive their learning with a key purpose. Each theme the “Curriculum Fit for Overthorpe” has a clear ‘Hook / Engagement’ experience and an end purpose that drives their learning. In addition to this we ensure that our children have a stimulating learning environment that motivates and enhances their ability to learn.
We have ensured that our school curriculum provides the best opportunity for all our children to thrive regardless of their abilities, whilst ensuring we have the best quality opportunities for cross curricular literacy and numeracy across all our themes.
We are committed to ensuring that our children at Overthorpe C of E Academy receive a curriculum that they can be proud of, which enables them to enjoy their learning and become successful, confident learners. The curriculum will help them to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding and will promote our Christian values of Friendship, Trust, Forgiveness, Hope and Endurance.
Our curriculum reflects the requirements for academies to provide a broad and balanced curriculum as per the Academies Act 2010, and the National Curriculum programmes of study which the school has chosen to follow.
It also reflects requirements for inclusion and equality as set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 and Equality Act 2010, and refers to curriculum-related expectations of governing boards set out in the Department for Education’s Governance Handbook.
It complies with our funding agreement and articles of association.
In addition, it acknowledges the requirements for promoting the learning and development of children set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.