The Curriculum at Langham Village School
Curriculum Intent Statement
The aim at Langham Village School is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding. Langham Village School ensures that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
Langham Village School provides a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education. Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged, encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through varied curriculum opportunities. Those who find learning more difficult are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace and to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.
Langham Village School’s focus on curriculum development is carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. It provides pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ultimately to help every child to find strengths and interests.
Sport has a high profile at Langham Village School, we have an excellent specialist PE coach who teaches all children every week and pupils are introduced to a huge variety of sporting activities. Traditional sports such as netball and football are complimented by cricket, golf, running, athletics, touch rugby, dance and swimming sessions. Giving sport a focus across Langham Village School has engaged many children including children with additional needs and we achieve well at local school tournaments.
The school also excels in art, a high proportion of our teachers are art specialists and we provide quality opportunities for students to share their creative talents. Class projects such as those linked to the Sainsbury Gallery celebrate artistic achievement.
Langham Village School provides extended school provision. To promote physical health and wellbeing, a range of clubs give learners an opportunity to access a wide variety of activities after school hours.
The innovative practice across Langham Village School provides a strong foundation and opportunities for children to work in teams and develop social skills both indoors and out. The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. In this way it can be seen to impact in a very positive way on pupil outcomes. Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things. High quality visits and visitors into Langham Village School are also well designed to enhance the curriculum.
Parents also have a significant part in their child’s learning. We ensure that parents and carers are informed about what their child will be learning and suggest ways in which they can play an active role in their child’s development. All parents receive termly information. Work is celebrated and shared throughout the year with parents and the school community on the website, in assemblies and open classroom sessions called ‘Classroom Connect.’