Understanding the context of the school and the profile of the community we serve must sit at the heart of effective curriculum design and pedagogical choices that we make. As a staff team, we reflected on in-house, local and national data held for the local area, including census data. We used this to consider the needs of our children and inform deliberate choices that we make. Some of these decisions will be subject specific and will inform the rationales for certain curriculum areas. Below, is a list of key data points that are overarching across the curriculum.
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development
The social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of the children in our care is at the heart of our curriculum and underpins the ethos and values of Mendip Green Primary School.
Our Curriculum is shaped by:
- the aspirations we have for our children, both now and in the future
- the kind of people we wish our children to become as they grow and contribute to their community and wider world
- the world we aspire to create for the children in our care and the world the children wish to have for their future
- the education we aspire to provide for the children at Mendip Green
We use SMSC as a vehicle to promote Fundamental British Values
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
An Inclusive Curriculum
Mendip Green’s curriculum is designed to be inclusive of the needs of each individual child. We endeavour to ensure that appropriate provision and challenge is in place for every child irrespective of their starting point so they make progress throughout their time with us.
We are an inclusive school with a wide range of SEND needs across our school community. Many different adaptations are made to ensure that our curriculum and pedagogy are appropriate for the age and developmental stage of each child, both in the classroom and if they are accessing one of our SEND Hubs. Individual provision and alternative curriculums are tailored to each child so that they can engage in classroom activities and work alongside their peers as well as becoming increasingly confident and independent learners.
Within our school community, we have many children with social, emotional and mental health needs. Our provision ensures that we can react to the changing needs of our children whilst also being proactive and anticipating adaptations and support that our children may need. Our pastoral support includes individualised plans for children, nurture, social skills support, mentoring, support for parents and carers and access to our dedicated team of Pupil and Family Support Workers.
For more information about our SEND team and provision, including our SEND policy, follow the link below:
For more information about our Pupil and Family Support Workers, follow the link below: