School Curriculum

Westminster Long Term Plan Overview
Westminster Curriculum Handbook September 2021
SEND Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Overview

Vision

United with God’s love, Westminster CE Primary Academy provides children with a safe, inspiring and nurturing learning environment.  A place where children and the community can thrive, achieve and develop life-long skills.  Rich learning experiences will ignite their desire to learn, achieving success. By raising aspirations and instilling self-belief, children are enabled to lead a fulfilled life, contributing to the community and beyond.

Curriculum at Westminster CE Primary Academy

Our curriculum at Westminster Primary will provide children with the knowledge and lifelong skills, including Reading, Writing, Numeracy and Speaking, which they need to become confident, independent and successful individuals who are equipped to succeed in the next stage of their education and thrive in later life.  This is particular important for children with English as an additional Language who attend Westminster Academy.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure children have access to a broad and balanced experience. Each subject is planned carefully, personalised to the children attending Westminster Academy and to have clear progression in skills and knowledge, providing rich learning experiences. This starts with the local area of Bradford and travels beyond to Europe and to the rest of the world.  Our aim is for children to be proud to be from Bradford and celebrate their cultural backgrounds through carefully chosen units, including the partition of India and Pakistan.

Children will be given opportunities to be inquisitive, develop a thirst for knowledge, a love of learning and develop an open enquiring mind. Our curriculum will encourage children to ask questions, not being passive learners and enabling the children to become active in their own learning.

Following our Church of England Christian values, and through our Religious Education, PSHE and collective worship, the curriculum will provide enrichment opportunities and encourage children to be tolerant, accepting of diversity and enable them to work together.   This will build social cohesion and have legacy within the local Bradford community and beyond.

Our curriculum aims to ensure that all children reach or exceed their potential regardless of their background, social disadvantage or SEND need.

Our curriculum is set out in a curriculum overview document, year group plans and subject long term plans. The curriculum has been mapped carefully to the national curriculum and progression of skills has been planned and end of unit and yearly milestones have been identified.

Each subject in the curriculum has a designated subject leader who has an overview of their subject, including a vision statement, how the subject is going to be assessed and how their subject is going to be assessed.

Each subject leader with have an evidence file, programme of monitoring.

Our school provides a significant number of enrichment activities to develop children’s cultural capital (see Cultural Capital Overview)

For more information about our curriculum, please contact Lisa Rumford via the school office.