|Article 28: Right to Education|
Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
The school seeks to offer a curriculum that matches the National Curriculum and is driven by the context of our school. Our curriculum is progression based which gives children the opportunity to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and a deeper understanding in all topics that they study.
At Northbury, we follow a topic based curriculum which is driven by English and, in particular, Reading. Other subjects, for example, History, Geography, Science and Art/DT are linked to the topics we cover half termly and are informed by the focus texts in those topics. Subjects like Maths, Computing, Spanish and PE are often taught independently.
The following subjects are delivered by specialists teachers; Computing, Art/DT, Spanish, Music and PE.
Phonics at Northbury
At Northbury, we use the Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) scheme of work.
We aim to 'teach every child to read and write, and to keep them reading. No exceptions.'
Special Educational Needs
We aim to ensure that all pupils have equal access to the curriculum. It is important that children with Special Educational Needs are identified as early as possible so that they can get the support they need. You can help by informing the class teacher of any difficulty you feel that your child is experiencing. We offer pupils support as soon as the need is identified by developing a structured programme of work closely matched to their needs. We also liaise with other agencies to secure further support. Parents are kept informed of pupils’ progress through regular review meetings.
The school welcomes all pupils to be part of the learning community, regardless of gender, race, language or disability. The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of all learners where appropriate to ensure equality of access. The new building ensures that all learners will be able to access the curriculum, regardless of disability.
English as an additional language
It is our aim to ensure that all pupils who speak English as an Additional Language receive support in order to gain full access to the school curriculum. An initial assessment is made as soon as possible after pupils arrive at school. The work is carefully planned in collaboration with class teachers to help pupils gain confidence in using the English language. Pupils are supported in the classroom, in small groups and individually.
Religious Education is delivered through a scheme of work based on the 'Agreed Syllabus for R.E.'. It is not our intention to promote any one particular religious view as right or wrong. Our assemblies comply with the Education Reform Act which means that we have a daily act of worship which is in the main of a Christian nature. However, we encourage our pupils to respect all religious and cultural beliefs that are reflected in the school and our local community. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from RE and assemblies, and if you wish to consider this option then please contact the Headteacher.
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education
PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
Below, you will find the Yearly Curriculum Overviews for each Year Group and a Topic Overview for the whole school.