Curriculum Consultation - Stakeholder Review
INTENT BASED UPON MEANINGFUL EVALUATION & AN UNDERSTANDING OF GAPS IN LEARNING THROUGH CLOSURE PERIODS
Curriculum Development Leader: Mr Denton
Before taking post, I set out asking for views on what a curriculum for Mayfield should contain. This consultation included families, pupils, staff and governing body. This work continued with staff across Autumn Term 2020 as we took the time to determine how we should deliver our vision and what the key elements must be for a successful Mayfield curriculum.
During Spring Term 2020, staff focused upon the detail of the curriculum - the 'What We Learn' stage. Spending time ensuring coverage matched the expectations outlined in the National Curriculum and each subject leader mapped a progression document for the knowledge and skills as themes were positioned across school. It was imperative at all times to work back to the National Curriculum.
We have captured, in the images below, brief soundbite summaries of this work, which ran alongside school leaders monitoring of current provision, and it contains our key elements/drivers in red. The outcome is the implementation of 'When I Grow Up' which has now been fully implemented.
This now seems some time ago and, of course, was a pre-covid world before the notion of partial school closures was ever dreamt of. Yet, these still remain essential baseline areas for us to consider. We have simply had to add to this our learning about what our children have lost socially and academically during two partial closure periods and the loss of face-to-face learning.
A CONSTANT FEATURE THAT WAS PRESENT THROUGHOUT WAS OUR DESIRE TO USE OUR UNIQUE LOCALITY EXTENSIVELY. TO THIS WE ADDED OUR OTHER DRIVERS.
You can see the full story and further information in our Curriculum Carnival Entrance Hall as we welcome you to our new journey - made for Mayfield.