The Priors School Curriculum
The Priors School curriculum, based on the new National Curriculum from September 2014, aims to provide pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they will need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Through its curriculum the Priors School endeavours to ensure that the following key principles are met:
- Every child has the knowledge and skills to pass examinations with an ability to understand and demonstrate the inter relation between subject areas to a level of mastery.
- Every child is prepared so that they will be able to participate in the global economy by providing them with the skills necessary to learn throughout their lives. In this sense we set the early foundations upon which pupils may build through their senior school education so that they become confident, employable young adults who can find their way in the world and therefore are able to make a difference to their own lives and have a positive impact in the wider community.
- Every child is encouraged to have an independence of mind and action and develop individual interests and talents.
- Every child’s imagination is excited and their natural curiosity about the world in which they live encouraged. Children have the opportunity to solve problems and demonstrate critical thinking.
The classroom curriculum, however, is just one element in the education of every child. Through extra- curricular clubs and activities there are opportunities, which are outlined elsewhere on the website, to range beyond the curriculum and excite and inspire our pupils to new levels of interest and knowledge in the world around them.
In this section of our website you will find:
- A jigsaw overview of the curriculum taught for each year group
- Programmes of study for each subject which are divided into years for English and Mathematics and key stages for other subjects.
It is from these programmes that our teachers develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge and skills as part of a wider school curriculum.