At Malvin’s Close every child is recognised as a unique individual. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use our values (ambitious, independent, tolerant, responsible, co-operative, resilient,empathetic, honest) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and morality needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
Our aspirational curriculum promotes high expectations across all subjects and key stages, and addresses the vast range of social disadvantages our children face. Paramount to this, is a determined drive to ensure all of our children, regardless of their background, needs or abilities will be numerate and literate ready for their future. Our curriculum has a sharp focus on reading from the very start of school to broaden and deepen vocabulary, improve oracy skills and in turn help themselves regulate their behaviour and emotions. We commit to providing additional and enriching experiences for children who struggle with reading so they catch up quickly.
Our aspirational expectations within our comprehensive and stimulating curriculum provides pupils the opportunities to thrive. The curriculum is planned and sequenced so that children combine the acquisition of knowledge and the progressive development of skills and vocabulary to create a purposeful learning journey.
British Values and equality underpin our curriculum which fosters positive learning behaviours and enables our children to be confident, lifelong learners.
Intention 1: Develop our children as lifelong learners (ambitious,independent)
We have a sharp focus on subject specific knowledge, skills, vocabulary and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and socially.
Intention 2: Develop the character of our children (tolerant, responsible)
We have a determination to develop learners to have a well-rounded set of British Values that enable them to keep themselves safe and prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community aspiring for equality for all.
Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (co-operative, resilient)
We have a cast iron conviction to develop the behaviours that children need to succeed in the world ensuring they are ready, respectful and safe.
Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our children (empathetic, honest)
To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality, and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others