Pencalenick Curriculum Design

30th June 2016

Mrs Ali Russell

Assistant Head

Pencalenick Curriculum Design update: July 2016

UNESCO (1996) states that there are 4 pillars of effective education:

  • Learning to know
  • Learning to do
  • Learning to live together
  • Learning to be

The curriculum is made up of the statutory requirements and what we think are the most important elements for our children. Our curriculum is so much more than just the statutory requirements – that’s what makes us special in every sense of the word.

But what or who do we measure our curriculum against? Is there anything better? What does it look like?

I have been looking at various curriculum designs from outstanding schools and LAs including Swiss Cottage, Five Acre Wood, Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland and the Northern Irish curriculum. This has given me a flavour from Macro to Micro - whole LA policy down to individual schools.

Our curriculum compares favourably with these designs especially with the inclusion of our Prime (ASD and SLD) programmes of study and the use of our “in house” Social and Emotional Tracking tool (SET) to underpin the academic progress.

We are talking about education of the “whole child”.

Ali Russell