The Learning for Life Education Trust wants each school to have the autonomy to design a curriculum which meets the needs of its individual pupils, we do not set a particular curriculum approach across our schools. Instead, we have developed a set of guiding principles with the aim of ensuring that every school is providing a high-quality curriculum for its pupils that is aligned with these principles.
The curriculum can be defined as ‘all the stuff you learn in school’. We see the curriculum as the entire planned learning experience, underpinned by the schools and values and vision. It includes anything we plan for the children to learn or experience to enable them to grow and develop: lessons, learning outside the classroom, residential visits, sports events, performances, celebratory experiences. The list is endless!
The way we organise the curriculum and the pupils’ learning takes account of:
- The National Curriculum subjects as specific subject disciplines, in a coherent and progressive way.
- Enrichment and personal development - these are seen as the subjects ‘beyond’ the National Curriculum which supports the development of the ‘whole child’.
More information about our curriculum can be found in our Curriculum Principles document which has been designed to exemplify the key elements of the curriculum which all schools is the Learning for Life Education Trust share.