Our aim is that Astley School provides a rich learning environment where all children thrive and grow.
We recognise that our children learn throughout every minute and interaction within the school day. Therefore we understand that our school curriculum is made up of many parts including our vision, values and ethos, Collective Worship, National Curriculum, Religious Education, break and lunchtime learning and the wider educational experiences on offer to pupils.
In designing our school curriculum we have considered the locality our pupils are growing up in and the world they are entering. We recognise that the pace of change is faster than ever before and the need to be creative and adaptive is key to future success. We understand that sound academic knowledge and skills remain important alongside the acquisition of effective social skills. As a staff we have identified the need for resilience as key for all of our children to succeed in the future.
By the time pupils leave Astley School we want them to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
In designing our curriculum we take every opportunity to set the academic learning within the context of real life learning. This includes taking our learning outside, engaging with the community around us and ensuring tasks as often as possible have real purposes. We believe that this brings learning to life for our children, ensuring their learning is transferrable and giving opportunity for social skills to develop alongside academic skills.
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