The Compton Way
Life in all its Fullness at Compton C of E Primary School
“Learning, Achieving and Flourishing Together”
What drives our Curriculum ?
Put quite simply, the drivers for our curriculum are The Compton Way and our Christian School Values. For further details of specific subject areas I would encourage you to look at our SUBJECT CORE OFFERS.
The Compton Way is :
- To provide exciting and inspiring learning opportunities.
- To give all children the best possible start on their educational journey.
- To develop excellent learners and excellent people .
- To set the foundations for further interest and study.
- To utilise opportunities that Plymouth and the local area has to offer.
In order to do this :
- We follow EYFS and the National Curriculum.
- We aim to develop progressive skills and knowledge in all subject areas.
- We aim to change and adapt our provision to reflect our children's ever changing lives.
- We provide an outstanding range of extracurricular provision.
- We enrich our children’s learning through a range of educational visits and residential experiences.
- We value every subject.
- We use as many opportunities as we can to adopt purposeful cross curricular learning.
- We provide inspirational hooks through media, visits and visitors.
- We use our topics as vehicles for writing.
- We encourage the use of authentic resourcing.
- We enhance the curriculum through specific curricular events.
- We encourage and expect all our children to read often and widely.
- We aspire to and achieve high standards across the curriculum.
- Our staff are trusted to work in teams and use their own pedagogical approach for teaching and learning.
- We provide a variety of opportunities for home learning.
- We use class assemblies to celebrate interests and learning.
Our Christian Values are:
- We encourage our children to have pride in their school and to take responsibility for themselves, for others and for their environment.
- We give our children a voice in the decision making of our school.
- We expect our children to be positive role models.
- Our staff are good role models for positive friendships.
- Every year, we mix our classes to encourage new friendships.
- We use buddy systems across the school.
- Whole school playtime and lunchtimes encourage cross-phase friendships.
- We play a core role in our community.
- We successfully support a number of local, national and international charities, raising emotional awareness in our children.
- We have a brilliant School Association who put on regular events for both children and the community.
- Parents support and help our children with their learning.
- Family members regularly attend and support school events.
- We have excellent transition across Key Stages and into secondary school.
- We participate in city wide initiatives.
- We have high expectations which challenge all children.
- We want all children to have new experiences and take measured risks.
- We want children to grapple with and overcome obstacles in their learning journey.
- Our learning opportunities build resilience.
- We are a competitive school.
- We celebrate our achievements - our children know what it means to persevere.
- Our cross-curricular planning encourages creativity.
- We use a range of teachers’ knowledge and skills to provide creative learning opportunities.
- We plan activities for different learning styles.
- We provide a learning landscape that encourages children to take ownership of their learning.