CURRICULUM RATIONALE AND INTENT
Our knowledge and skills based curriculum is designed to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils enabling them to grow together socially, emotionally and spiritually as individuals as well as one community.
We create learners for life by ensuring our curriculum is relevant and purposeful, preparing our children for the next stages in their life and beyond. Our curriculum is highly aspirational and challenges all children to be the best they can be.
At Marlborough we recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity and life experiences of all our pupils. We use our local and wider community purposefully to further enrich the curriculum, equipping children with the necessary skills for life.
Our whole curriculum is bound together by both the school values and British Values on which we place so much emphasis, making us a positive, successful community of learners.
LEARNING DISPOSITIONS AND VALUES
Our ethos and curriculum are underpinned by a set of positive, shared values which help us to work and learn together as a respectful and supportive community. We learn the importance of friendship, honesty, respect and tolerance, and how to approach life and learning with determination. This makes our school community happy and harmonious, a fun place where children feel safe and secure. Our values are important to all children, staff, parents and governors.
We believe that a happy child is a successful one, therefore emotional wellbeing and mental health is at the heart of our aspirations. Our school is united by everyone’s dedication to maximising pupils’ personal development and wellbeing. All staff understand that emotional health is closely linked to mental health and that as a school we can encourage positive development of mental health in childhood. Consequently, mental health and wellbeing is embedded across the curriculum to allow us to develop mentally healthy and happy children who are ready to take on the challenges they may face in school and beyond.
At Marlborough Primary School we take pride in developing the best possible standards of learning, teaching and assessment by holding the highest expectations and knowing all our children well. We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a wide-ranging, engaging, relational and enriched curriculum.
Our children are given time to explore subjects and develop deep understanding. We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning, so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and reflect and respond to high quality written and verbal feedback. Children are praised for their ability to collaborate, their perseverance and self-belief and positive attitudes towards their learning.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school where everyone can achieve success and develop their skills of independence, whatever their background. We promote an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated – both within school and the wider world.
Safeguarding and welfare is crucial and intrinsic in all we do. Children are taught the virtues of respect, friendship, tolerance, honesty and determination. Special care is taken to educate everyone in Marlborough Primary School about the needs of others and how best to meet them. We promote open and honest communication with parents, carers and specialists and actively seek to engage with all members of the Marlborough community in a positive and supportive manner.
END OF KEY STAGE 1 AND 2 ASSESSMENTS
All children in Years 2 and 6 have now completed the statutory End of Key Stage Assessments. The results of these will be sent home with the end of term reports in July. Please see the links below from the government, providing additional information on the assessments for parents.