Our aim at Greswold Primary School is to provide the children with an engaging, relevant 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 developing outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its cultures.
Greswold believes that childhood should be a happy, social, investigative and enquiring time in pupils' lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and 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.
Our curriculum is bespoke, so to meet the ever evolving needs of the pupil population at Greswold. However, it is regularly reviewed, amended and updated to stay relevant within the context of the school demographic, the local area in which Greswold is located as well as well as national and global arenas. Its delivery is also adapted to account for inclusivity and research of teaching pedagogy.
The curriculum 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 and metacognitive abilities. It endorses both individual and collaborative learning experiences and provides challenges that take them beyond the classroom combined with an emphasis on developing a positive growth mind-set to generate creative, critical and resilient thinkers. This is further complemented by use of Skills Builder, a partnership programme which focusses on developing skills to ensure children leave Greswold read for life in the wider world.
Numerous opportunities for developing interpersonal skills allows for awareness and appreciation of what others have to offer and the curriculum as a whole is structured using a cross-curricular approach emphasise pertinent connections in subject matter which adds further context, purpose and helps children to retain knowledge long term.
All children have equal access to the curriculum, through the use of quality First Teaching, adaptive teaching and, where necessary, additional support. Teachers maintain high expectations of pupils and respond to all issues relating to equal opportunities. Staff will strive to help all children reach their full potential irrespective of race, age, ability, gender or any other protected characteristic.
Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum offer. Greswold actively forges links with community groups, businesses and local organisations (St Helen's Church, Jaguar Land Rover, SMBC Sustainable Travel Team) to help deliver our aims whilst also inviting parents and other professional visitors to school to share their expertise to add further context to learning through avenues such as Community Week, Science lessons, Life Ready, etc.
Greswold always aims to be heavily involved in inter-school sporting events whilst offering an extensive extra-curricular programme. Other enhancements such as outreach and enrichment opportunities promote community citizenship whilst also broadening the wider academic and social aspects of growing up in a modern day society.
Children leave Greswold with a sense of belonging and have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners