Governing Body’s Curriculum Statement
The Governing Body of Mapledene Primary School promote a broad and balanced curriculum where the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all children prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. The Governing Body supports the teaching of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum Subjects including the Primary Strategies and Birmingham’s Agreed Syllabus for R.E.
The School places a high emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy, Science, creativity and ICT. We promote language development, reading for meaning and writing opportunities in all areas of learning and teaching. Additional support is given to allow all children to reach their full potential. We are continuing to develop ICT resources to improve teaching and learning opportunities and are connected to the Birmingham Grid for Learning. We are increasing the opportunities for pupils to extend their skills by using our ICT suite and by the use of interactive whiteboards. Each member of the teaching staff is responsible for co-ordinating at least one curriculum area.
The Governing Body recognise and encourage the valuable partnership between parents and the school in developing the children’s learning experiences. The curriculum is enhanced by the support of the community.
The curriculum entitlement prepares all our children for a life in the multi-cultural society of the 21st Century and allows every child an opportunity to reach his/her full potential.
The pupils are supported towards becoming independent learners by means of providing work suitable for their needs and are given equal opportunities in all aspects of school life which will raise self esteem, thus leading to an improvement of standards.
The school provides a place where the children are safe and secure. They are encouraged to lead a healthy life. The school environment is designed for the children to enjoy and achieve in their learning.