All of the decisions that we make as a school are driven by the vision to continue 'building foundations for a love of learning, a love of life and a love of one another' for our children. This includes our school curriculum design.
This integral vision and a set of core values; love, perseverance, truthfulness and respect, are at the heart of all learning at our school.
A love of learning
We strive to ensure a curriculum that builds curiosity and engages children with delight and enthusiasm; encouraging perseverance to overcome challenge and learn. The design is a spiral curriculum that is lively and interesting, providing a wealth of knowledge and a cultural capital to prepare for the future. It aims to enhance vocabulary and equip pupils to become responsible, truthful citizens and independent life-long learners.
A love of life
We have a passion and dedication to develop and nurture the whole child, to make sure they are happy, well-cared for individuals, with the resilience and aspiration to build on the firm foundations they have developed with us, through their future education and life. We want our children to be successful young people who will embrace life and thrive in modern Britain.
A love of one another
We are committed to inclusion and broadening pupil’s awareness, understanding and respect towards different individual needs, cultures, religions, traditions and orientations within the wider world as well as the community of Gloucester in which we belong. We teach children to recognise one another as unique individuals; we celebrate, welcome and love these differences.
We are very aware however, that Curriculum 'intent' is not just our 'vision' but everything up until the point of delivery; including our Curriulum design, coverage, content appropraiteness and planning. Our Curriculum planning will be robust and progressive ensuring children 'know more and remember more'.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum offer here at Upton St Leonards, please contact Mr Lewis (Teaching and Learning Head of School) or Mrs Harvey (Curriculum Lead).