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The Leesland Curriculum


The goals of education in our school community include:

  • Developing fun and challenging learning that create confident and enquiring individuals.
  •  Not allowing limits on the success of children or adults: everyone takes responsibility to achieve their very best.
  • Celebrating diversity, individuality and collaboration. 
  • Responsible members of society with strong community links.


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:

  • Pupil groupings are flexibly used to meet learning needs and are not linked to perceived ‘ability’.
  • Pedagogy is varied and matched to learning need e.g. enquiry, instruction, active, practical.
  • Philosophical enquiry is used to develop critical thinking skills.

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 development of pupils’ Foundations of Learning, reflected in pupils’ learning:

  • Reaching high standards in all areas of the statutory curriculum, reflected in school outcomes.
  • Development of professional skills and capacity, resilience and morale in teachers and leaders, reflected in culture, ethos, retention and recruitment. 


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:

  • High quality outcomes
  • Secure learning journeys
  • Equity and enrichment


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.

Leesland C of E Junior School - Forest Schools

Mr. Shearsmith shares our exciting, enhanced Forest School provision.

Many thanks to Dave Jenkins for producing the video.

Our school prayer - written by Revd. Tim and pupils

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) Development at Leesland

Holocaust Memorial Day

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.




This presentation gives a little more information about our Foundations for Learning

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.