The Immanuel Curriculum - The Immanuel Way
Excellence for all. Excellence from all.
“The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.”
Curriculum Intent at Immanuel
At Immanuel & St Andrew the curriculum is designed to: enable all to flourish and grow as individuals, developing their potential skills and abilities, talents, characters, spirituality and faith. We nurture and value the uniqueness of every child as, they fulfil every aspect of their potential and grow into effective citizens, ready to play their part in the world.
Our ambition for our pupils is that they will become: Flourishing Individuals, Active Learners, Responsible Citizens, Healthy humans and Spiritually aware. We tell our pupils that our school is a place where they are happy, safe, that they learn and grow in their faith.
The Immanuel Curriculum is designed to challenge all pupils to achieve the best they can and make progress in line with, or above, national expectations. It is organised and sequenced to ensure our pupils have a strong set of basic skills, connected, coherent knowledge and deep conceptual understanding all carefully sequenced and layered to foster depth of learning. Through a language rich environment, an inclusive, engaging and challenging set of learning experiences, where creativity and problem-solving are at the heart of our approach. A curriculum that acknowledges and is intuitive in its support of all learners where we embrace the importance of practising our skills and using our knowledge to support the learner’s memory. All this enriched through our deeply Christian values and ethics.
Curriculum Implementation at Immanuel
We do this through:
- Subject leadership: our subject leaders develop a thorough knowledge of their subject curriculum across the whole school and see the “big picture” of what our pupils will study and learn as they progress through the curriculum.
- Subject knowledge: quality first teaching is supported by high-quality knowledge-rich resources and planning, which sets out the key knowledge pupils needs as they progress through the curriculum.
- Equitable delivery
- Planning the progression model: subject skills and knowledge are coherently sequenced and delivered through a range of carefully chosen schemes of work, learning projects, experiences and topics.
- Bready and depth: genuine cross-curricular links and discreet subject specific learning ensure that we deliver a broad, balance and deep curriculum.
- Assessment: our formative assessment approach at Immanuel involves using assessment in the classroom to raise pupils’ achievement. Pupils improve most when they understand the aim of their learning, where they are in relation to the aim and how they can achieve the aim (or close the gap in their knowledge). We are a research-engaged school and are developing our professional wisdom in this area.
Curriculum Impact at Immanuel
We measure the impact of our curriculum formatively, using feedback to inform planning, and summatively at set times during the year. We benchmark against national standards in a variety of ways including; Comparative Judgement in writing across the school, frequent moderation activities with colleagues from local schools, NFER Reading and Maths tests in Year 3,4 and 5.
Pupil progress is monitored termly through our use of data and pupil progress meetings where we identify any barriers to learning and address them through our intervention cycle.
End of year outcomes show that Immanuel children achieve highly, embody our core values and have a deep knowledge and understanding of our curriculum.
For more information on the National Curriculum, please follow the attached link.