Cross Gates’ motto is ‘Respecting Others, Learning Together and Moving Forward.’ Our curriculum offer lies at the very heart of our thinking and provides our children with a well-balanced diet of academic rigour and curriculum enrichment. We will regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is relevant and fit for purpose in a fast changing social, political, technological and educational landscape.
The intent of our curriculum goes far beyond the outcomes seen at the end of Year 6. Using the National Curriculum 2014, we have thoughtfully constructed a planned and sequential curriculum framework which focuses not solely on academia but on shaping our pupils into resilient and lifelong learners. We want our children to foster the early characteristics of effective learning, through exploration, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
Thus, when designing this curriculum, we endeavoured to ensure it was relevant to our children, engaging and acquisition of knowledge and application of skill was at the heart of our thinking.
Our curriculum has been designed around an intent to acquire a key body of knowledge in each year group, which over time, sequentially builds and ‘sticks’ with the child. This is facilitated by a consistent approach to teaching and learning with a five part POWER model to ensure knowledge is gained and skill is acquired.