Romans Field School Curriculum Statement 2023 - 2024
The curriculum is all the planned activities which we organise to promote learning and personal growth and development, and acquisition of knowledge and skills. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, but our curriculum guarantees we as a school provide a range of opportunities to develop the independence and responsibility of all of our pupils. We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account and enables us to ensure that every child develops the key learning steps and receives experiences and opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in different ways. We aim to enable all of our pupils to learn how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so they achieve their full potential.
Curriculum Intent – Building and Growing
At Romans Field School, we aim to provide an ambitious, creative and progressive curriculum that represents our ethos and vision in action. Its framework is purposely dynamic and flexible, ensuring that it can be adapted and evolve to respond to the unique needs and talents of each child and continue to capture imagination and interest, regardless of circumstance.
Our curriculum has been designed to ensure that our children thrive and continue to flourish beyond their time at Romans Field. We aspire to influence our children’s lives so that they can achieve the positive, constructive, happy and independent futures that they want. For more information please read our curriculum policy.
At Romans Field School the curriculum consists of many planned experiences in and out of school including lessons, topic days, school council, assemblies, clubs, sports, WOW! trips and visits, workshops, residentials, fundraising, and community work. Outcomes are designed to meet the requirements of the new National Curriculum but also to develop the knowledge and skills needed for learning and life. Our vibrant and rich curriculum is taught through quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary across the core and foundation subjects, all children will be challenged to be inquisitive, compassionate, courageous and creative learners. Our curriculum builds on prior learning and knowledge throughout the key stages ensuring consistency and progression across the whole school. To ensure that progression and balance are maintained, the detailed programmes of study are then turned into termly implementation plans.
Knowledge organisers identify the essential knowledge to be taught and learned in each subject area.
To address the needs of some of our children, we have a bespoke curriculum which prepares them for school and for the next stage of their education. These programmes are delivered in our nurture hub, in the school grounds and in the local and wider community. The children following these programmes work through Asdan units which are highly practical and enable them to develop life skills. The nurture base also includes a multi-sensory room.
Additional information and guidance on the National Curriculum is located here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
The RF Curriculum
Alongside our main curriculum, we provide the RF Curriculum which is a more focused and smaller stepped curriculum to meet the needs of our children with complex needs.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
For more information please click on the subjects below