Learning without Limits has evolved over time. It reflects an adaptive approach to delivering the taught curriculum in order to meet the needs of all learners, so that they can successfully meet the curricular goals for each subject.
Our curriculum has been designed to support pupils to build their knowledge and to apply that knowledge as skills. Using the National Curriculum as the baseline for our curriculum, subjects are planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and work towards clearly defined end points.
For most subjects, we have adopted, and then adapted, external schemes of work to ensure that the curriculum reflects our school’s local context.
Our curriculum is implemented through a whole-school strategic approach to the spiritual, cultural and moral development of pupils in order to equip them for life and to develop their understanding of their impact on the wider community. Our curriculum drivers are: civic responsibility, equity and vocabulary.
The active participation in the public life of a community in an informed, committed, and constructive manner, with a focus on the common good.
Equity recognises that everyone has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
Having a broad vocabulary aids both understanding of language and self-expression. Our curriculum is language-rich, involves the use of high quality texts and provides opportunities to practise new vocabulary. We recognise the importance of being able to express emotions verbally. We want our pupils to have the skills necessary to have a voice.
Our Curriculum Maps provide a comprehensive framework for delivering a well-rounded education, guiding teachers in planning and implementing the curriculum. They outline key themes, topics, and learning objectives, ensuring balanced coverage and allowing students to build upon their learning.