Our aim at Greswold Primary School is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. Thus, we will develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its cultures.
Our curriculum is bespoke, in order to meet the ever evolving needs of the pupils at Greswold. It is regularly reviewed and updated to stay relevant within the context of the school demographic, the pupil's learning needs and the local area as well as national and global arenas. It not only focusses on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but also recognises children’s prior learning, develops individual and collaborative learning experiences, provides challenges that take them beyond the classroom, a positive growth mind set and allows the children to develop interpersonal skills to become creative, critical and resilient thinkers. It is also structured in a cross-curricular way to emphasise connections in subject matter to add further context and to help children retain longer term knowledge.
We believe that childhood should be a happy, social, investigative and enquiring time in pupils' lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use our Greswold Values (Belonging, Respect, Independence, Curiosity, Kindness and Success) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum. Greswold actively forges links with community groups and businesses (St Helen's Church, Jaguar Land Rover, SMBC Sustainable Travel Team) to help deliver our aims whilst also inviting families and visitors to school to share their expertise to facilitate additional learning opportunities, such as Community Week, Life Ready, etc. The school is always heavily involved in the participation of inter-school sporting events and is now reintroducing more and more outreach opportunities for its pupils, e.g. delivering Harvest parcels, local litter picks, working with other schools including secondary and grammar schools.
Children leave Greswold with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners