Curriculum at The Levels School
In Key stage 2 our Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can access all areas of learning, make progress and be engaged by offering stimulating and awe-inspiring learning experiences. It is bespoke to the needs of the pupils at The Levels, not only by focusing on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but by developing individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive attitude, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom. We have a constantly evolving curriculum which responds to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing learning experiences and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Thus, we aim to develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures. Ultimately our curriculum is intended to: Develop our hearts and character: Who we are Develop our head and body: What we learn Develop our actions and attitudes: How we live and learn Develop our moral compass: Where we fit in the world.
Our curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and that enable personal growth and development. We want pupils to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others, while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their true potential.
Key stage 2 provides an educational environment which is caring, friendly, well-structured, positive, and academically challenging for all pupils. Our curriculum includes various enrichment activities that are organised in order to enhance the children’s experience as well as the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave as a result of our strong values of Courage, Creativity, Compassion and nurturing ethos. Key stage 2 is committed to providing a broad, balanced, enriched and extended curriculum which can be tailored to all individual needs. By broad we mean we teach through a wide range of themes to include all subjects within the National Curriculum, and we provide our pupils with a wealth of experiences and opportunities during their time in key stage 2. Through these exciting themes the pupils delve into a world of learning which creates and fosters a love of learning, encourages, supports and challenges.
Some individual subjects are taught by subject specialists. Our curriculum is enriched through learning experiences which involve learning from, and about other places, people and cultures and it is extended through trips, visits, as well as choices of after school and lunch time clubs.