Value - Engage - Inspire - Create
At Christ Church Juniors, our curriculum drives all we do and encompasses all forms of learning both within the classroom and outside it. We believe that every child has the right to an exciting, engaging and inclusive curriculum that both meets the academic needs of every child as well as building resilient, inquisitive and rounded young people who are ready to enter the wider world. Our school vision and curriculum intent is below and is summarised by the words 'Value - Engage - Inspire - Create'.
This curriculum intent and school vision was revised during 2018-19 with staff, children and Governors inputting into the words and ensuring that they capture what we aim to enable every child to achieve.
The impact of our curriculum and holistic schooling offer is seen through a myriad of sources. To see the real impact we would encourage you to talk with our children to hear the breadth of experiences they have had; the depth of confidence they have in their abilities; and how ready they are to continue to grow through their next steps. Our Twitter feed, newsletter and website are excellent sources of information charting the journey of our school each year and demonstrating the rich variety that every child experiences. Furthermore, discussion with our engaged parent body, proactive Governors and innovative staff will illuminate how our curriculum impacts our children and their families.
As with all schools, we also measure the impact of our children's education through statutory end of Y6 assessments (SATs) where last year 79% of our children achieved the expected standard or greater in every one of the measures. We also monitor through internal data during each year of our pupils' education. Teachers and senior staff meet every long term (three times a year) to discuss every child in terms of their academic strengths and barriers but also in terms of their social, pastoral and mental health needs. Additionally there are two further meetings a year with teachers and the Deputy and SENCO to discuss those vulnerable children who have special educational needs or disabilities, come from disadvantaged backgrounds or speak English as an additional language.
Some of our greatest success stories are those children who are from severely troubled backgrounds, have additional or special needs and disabilities or join our community or country midway during their schooling. We pride ourselves in the quality of care that our team offer these children and while not every child may make the expected standard on their SATs, the impact of their time with us is evident through their ability to succeed in many other aspects of life learning.