‘Caring and Challenging’
“Everything is possible for the person who has faith”
- we are all members of an inclusive learning community
- every member of this community can succeed and flourish as a valued individual
- every child deserves to succeed as an independent, enthusiastic and confident learner, developing positive self-belief and resilience
- in an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance, where we promote respect for each other and the environment
- in the role of Christian values in the working of the school and its community
- in a curriculum that combines academic rigour with fun, sensitivity and prayerfulness
- it is important to respect and celebrate cultural diversity through positive relationships
- that our embedded values will allow all to thrive in the wider community
- and the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
At Madresfield we place a high emphasis on communication within all aspects of the curriculum. We support the children to become confident speakers and listeners, while introducing them to a rich vocabulary.
Our learning is based around themes and topics and will often use a book or narrative as a stimulus or starting point. We make cross-curricular links where meaningful and possible, which helps children to see the link between language, reading and writing and a range of other subjects.
Learning is planned and sequenced to develop skills and knowledge and moves towards a clearly defined end point. It is designed in such a way that enables children to build upon what has been taught before and to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory.
At Madresfield, we use our embedded Thrive strategies to support the social and emotional needs of our learners, supporting them to enable them to be ready to learn. This will be further developed as we adopt the Trauma Informed Schools approach.
Through our curriculum we help our children to:
- develop their learning behaviours, including resilience, independence and perseverance
- achieve academic success
- develop their problem solving and creativity
You can read more about the National Curriculum here.
You can read about the National Curriculum: primary curriculum here.