The Curriculum at Stour Valley Community School
Stour Valley Community School will provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which has been coherently planned and sequenced to inspire, challenge and safeguard all our students.
Our vision is for all students to:
- Achieve their potential through a culture of high academic, personal and social expectations and aspirations alongside appropriate levels of challenge and support;
- Have their needs met and be recognised as individuals through tailored programmes of study, which are underpinned by high quality inclusion and pastoral care systems;
- Learn in a safe, healthy and stimulating environment;
- Enjoy a broad extra-curricular programme, which enables students to develop their experiences beyond the classroom and discover their latent talents.
We will provide the necessary experiences which will enable our students to become:
Successful learners, who:
- Have the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and information technology;
- Are creative, resourceful and able to solve problems with the knowledge and cultural capital to do so successfully;
- Have enquiring minds and think for themselves to process information, reason, question and evaluate;
- Communicate effectively in a range of ways;
- Understand how they learn, and learn from mistakes with a high level of resilience;
- Are able to learn independently and as part of a team, being able to apply their learning in relevant situations;
- Understand the ideas and events which shape the modern world;
- Enjoy learning and are motivated to become lifelong learners, having sufficient knowledge for skills and future learning and employment;
- Are well prepared for life and able to adapt within a changing workplace.
Confident learners, who:
- Have a sense of self-worth and believe in themselves;
- Are self-aware and deal with their emotions appropriately;
- Have secure values and beliefs;
- Become increasingly independent, and are able to take the initiative;
- Make healthy lifestyle choices in relation to physical development and an active lifestyle whilst taking responsibility for their own physical and mental health;
- Take managed risks and know how to keep themselves safe;
- Are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities presented to them.
Responsible citizens, who:
- Are well prepared for life, work and independence;
- Are enterprising and able to work co-operatively with others;
- Respect others and act with integrity through well-developed spiritual, moral and social understanding;
- Understand different cultures and traditions and understand their place in the world; • Appreciate diversity and the benefits it can bring;
- Challenge injustice and are committed to human rights;
- Maintain and improve the environment, both locally and globally;
- Make choices which support current and future generations;
- Are committed to change for the better.
Through this vision, we intend for our students to be equipped to take their place in society as valued, economically independent, co-operative and motivated young adults with the necessary skills for successful and happy lives.