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 (below) was revised with staff, children and governors inputting into the words and ensuring that they capture what we aim to enable every child to achieve.
Although we strive for our subjects to symbiotically complement each other, they still retain their own distinctiveness and this is captured within our curriculum skills progression and knowledge maps that set out our intent for each subject and how this will be implemented across the four years that children are with us. Each subject is led by a named teacher who help to inspire colleagues and children within their subject. Our headteacher, Pippa Osborne, leads on the curriculum in CCJ and works with every subject leader to ensure a clear intent, implementation and impact that are woven together to form the educational offer for every pupil in our care.
We are teaching cycle 1 for Lower Band (Y3/4) in 2021-22.
In 2022-23 we will be teaching cycle 2 in the Lower Band:
We are teaching cycle 1 for Upper Band (Y5/6) in 2021-22.
In 2022-23 we will be teaching cycle 2 in the Upper Band:
The curriculum impact must be measured against our initial intent (above) which can be done in a myriad of ways. There are many ways of measuring this impact from the 'impactful marking' dialogues in books, to our pupil progress meetings with teachers, to termly reports to parents and of course our internal data and end of Key Stage (Y6) SATs. In addition to these more formal ways of measuring the impact of teaching and learning, impact can be seen through the extensive monitoring that is undertaken by our school improvement partner, between schools, by the Governing body and within our own team. All of this drives continuous self reflection and evolution of our curriculum offer.
However, while all these methods of determining impact are valuable, we believe that the true measure of the impact of four years of our curriculum offer is to talk to the children themselves about their learning journey, the support and challenge that exists and what they are excited about learning in their future. We would also encourage you to talk to other parents, read our weekly newsletters and follow us on Twitter @CCJDownend where you will get a glimpse of the breadth of success our children experience while they are with us at Christ Church Junior school.