The Holmleigh School Curriculum Statement of Intent
Governors and staff at school believe the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life, through the use of our values: respect, resilience, kindness, honesty, trust and integrity. These are encapsulated in our four pledges: Listen and Learn, Do your Best, Look after each other, Look after our school.
Holmleigh School provides a broad, balanced, exciting and differentiated curriculum covering all areas of the National Curriculum in an environment that is challenging and supportive to all pupils and staff and welcoming to parents and other members of the community. Holmleigh will offer all children in the school an efficient, quality education service that will enable them to achieve their full academic, creative and social potential.
Our curriculum comprises of the core subjects – English, Mathematics, Computing (ICT) and Science, which are taught both stand alone and across the curriculum. The foundation subjects –Design Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Spanish, Religious Education and Physical Education, are taught through topics. Personal, Social and Health Education is taught discretely, with a whole school focus derived from the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum. Each curriculum policy and framework sets out the intent and implementation and impact for each subject.
A range of extra-curricular activities are provided both during and after school. As well as sports, activities involving music, choir, sign language, podcast, art and board games are provided by members of the school team or by parents, while external experts are engaged to run other clubs as diverse as coding, fencing and yoga.
We encourage the children to take part in fun activity days such as World Book Day and Red Nose and Sport Relief Day, plus many other themed days where the children can dress up, engage with important issues, create projects and models and experience a totally different school day.