The Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust approach to the curriculum is to support and enable all our schools to provide a curriculum that:
Is tailored to meet the needs of the school, its context and its pupils
Is rooted in the unique context of each school, drawing on its culture, heritage and community
Provides experience of and connections to the world beyond the school in both time and place
Provides a broad range of creative learning experiences to develop children’s moral, spiritual, social, mental, physical and cultural understanding
Provides opportunities for pupils to understand and develop our five core Christian values – kindness, respect, perseverance, forgiveness, love
Is ambitious for all pupils
Recognises, celebrates and welcomes each pupil as a unique individual
Secures pupils’ core skills, knowledge and understanding to at least an age appropriate level and beyond, and is adapted, designed and developed for pupils with learning needs or disabilities
Provides both coverage of the National Curriculum and appropriate progression from EYFS to Y6 and beyond
Provides enrichment opportunities to broaden and enhance the curriculum experience for pupils
Is flexible and responds to pupils’ feedback, the evaluations of how well pupils learn and make progress, and in pupils’ performance in external and internal assessments
Head teachers will be discussing and developing these Trust intent statements and exploring how these are implemented in each school and evaluating the impact this has on pupils’ learning.
All pupils in our Trust should:
Enjoy learning and understand the importance of this for their growth and development
Understand and apply Christian values that enhance the experience and development of themselves and others
Demonstrate positive behaviour that reflects the core Christian values of the Trust
Have a sense of belonging to their community
Be confident, ambitious, aspirational, self-evaluative, learners who are engaged, excited and empowered by their learning experiences
Have a sense of pride in who they are, where they live and the school they attend
Make a positive contribution to their community and wider society
Be well prepared for life in modern Britain
Achieve at least age-related expectations across the curriculum including in reading, writing and mathematics unless pupils’ disabilities or learning needs mean that this is not possible
Make good progress across the curriculum appropriate to their prior attainment
Experience equality of opportunity, addressing any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding, to diminish social disadvantage
Achieve well in external assessment against National benchmarks at the end of each key stage
Articulate their hopes and aspirations for their future
Our School’s Curriculum Intent Statement
Our school has designed its curriculum intent statement to reflect our vision and values alongside the curriculum intent of our Trust. Our statement of, ‘Belong, Believe and Build links to our three key values of respect, trust and perseverance, underpinned by the biblical statement,’Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ Mark 11 verse 31’
At Cheddon Fitzpaine Church School, we endeavour to ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’ by promoting children’s personal, unique identity as they belong to the school and wider community, nurturing belief in themselves and others and building their knowledge, understanding and experience of the world around them.
Belong: Belonging as unique individuals within a community led by Christian values.
Believe: Believing in our aspirations, dreams and goals
Build: Building respect, trust and perseverance.
Our Curriculum Leaders
English: Mrs Amy Underwood (KS1) Mr Joseph Godfrey (KS2)
Maths: Miss Sophia Conti (KS1) Mrs Joanna Strawbridge (KS2)
Humanities: Miss Sophia Conti
Creative Arts: Mrs Emily Bottomley, Mrs Steph Hill
Science & Technology: Mrs Joanna Strawbridge
Computing: Mr Joseph Godfrey
RE: Mrs Amy Underwood
PSHE:Mrs Emily Bottomley, Mrs Steph Hill
PE: Mrs Cheryl Gerrard
Pupil Premium: Mrs Joanna Strawbridge
Assessment : Mrs Paula Goodchild
Religious Education and Collective Worship
Religious Education in our school is in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus and reflects the teaching of the Church of England. Through the teaching of religious education we aim to promote the spiritual and moral development of the children, at the same time seeking to ensure that it promotes respect, understanding and tolerance for those who adhere to different faiths. A parent does have the right to withdraw their child from religious education if so wished.
In order to comply with the 1988 Education Reform Act each school is required to ensure that all pupils take part in daily collective worship. Nothing in the Education Reform Act affects parents’ rights, as established in the 1944 Act. Any parent does have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship if they wish.