The Leesland Curriculum
The goals of education in our school community include:
We share key beliefs about teaching and learning and how knowledge and understanding develops. These act as a guide for the consistency and distinctiveness of our school’s curriculum:
Our curriculum has an ambition for high achievement , in its broadest sense, for all pupils irrespective of background and starting point. This achievement is represented in
The impact of our curriculum is systematically monitored, evaluated and reviewed by leaders and governors to meet aspirations and drive continuous improvement of the curriculum as a driver for successful outcomes for all. Areas that are high profile for monitoring include:
In both Infant and Junior schools, we follow the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus for RE (called 'Living Difference') as well as Understanding Christianity.
We use the Read Write Inc. programme to support phonics teaching.
Foundations for Learning
We have worked with other local schools (those who mainly feed into Bay House, and Bay House School itself) to develop a common framework of skills and attitudes that all people need in order to be successful learners. The aim is for a common language and mindset to be developed which will progress for children and young people from the age of 4 or 5, right through to when they are 16 or 18 years old.
Philosophy for Children
P4C is an enquiry based learning tool, where pupils take the lead and the teacher 'facilitates' the learning. the foundations of P4C are creative, critical, caring and collaborative thinking. P4C drives questioning, reasoning and independent learning skills and, as research shows, it accelerates academic progress. Please see the Research Highlights brochure below for more details about the impact P4C has on children's learning. The research was carried out by the Education Endowment Trust.