As a local Authority Primary School we follow the 2014 National Curriculum, alongside Surrey County Council’s locally agreed RE Syllabus and the school’s own programme for PHSE.
In addition to the information on this page you should also read the following statements;
Curriculum Statement - click to view
Writing Statement - click to view
Reading Statement - click to view
Mathematics Learning Statement - click to view
We believe a primary education should set learners up for life with the knowledge and skills to be well rounded individuals, mentally and physically healthy, with an appreciation for, and a generosity towards, the people, the world and the universe around them.
We wanted a curriculum that maximised cross-curricular links whilst ensuring key skills were taught rigorously and with a clear progression.
We have decided to use a published scheme INSPIRE to ensure we have full curriculum coverage and that staff can spend their time preparing and delivering lessons which excite and engage learners, leading to excellent outcomes.
Our new Inspire curriculum is taught from Years 1 to 6. Each year group covers 9 cross curricula themes. Reading, Writing and Maths are taught independently and through the Inspire curriculum. For more detail please see individual subject statements.
Overviews of each Inspire unit are available on our website, linked below:
Curriculum for Year R
Inspire for Year 1
Inspire for Year 2
Inspire for Year 3
Inspire for Year 4
Inspire for Year 5
Inspire for Year 6
At Shawfield Primary School we recognise not only the importance of allowing pupils to flourish academically but we also embrace our wider role in preparing them for their adult life in modern day Britain. Part of our role in that preparation is ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to our pupils. Underpinning and driving the Shawfield curriculum are our vision and values. These should be evident in both the knowledge and skills overtly taught and also in the ethos that permeates Shawfield throughout the school day.
We are a values school and our values are encapsulated in our school vision at Shawfield ‘We Shine’.
Our Curriculum promotes the following British values:-
At Shawfield the principle of democracy is consistently reinforced, with the democratic process being employed for important decisions within the school community. An example of this is the elections that are held for School Council Representatives where students can see, first hand, how the democratic process works.
From a curricular point of view, the principle of democracy is further explored through mock elections, themes in assembly such as civil rights and through the History and English Curriculum
Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the individual, class, school, or country, are consistently reinforced throughout the curriculum including through assemblies and through our school Behaviour Policy. Children participate actively, contributing to their class rules, sharing and their views and opinions through School Council and regular class council meetings.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make independent choices knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Our children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms and receive advice about how to exercise these safely, for example through our exploration of E-Safety in computing.
Respect and Tolerance
Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by all members of community. Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum from the concept of ‘fair play’ in PE where our Key Stage 2 children are awarded good sport awards to our playground buddies and Year 6 pupils who learn to nurture and take care of others. Tolerance and respect for different faiths and cultures in achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community.
Opportunities for All
Equal opportunities are enshrined in all of our policies and practices at Shawfield.
Should you feel that the school is not meeting these requirements, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with the Head Teacher. Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the school is undermining these values you should report this to the Head Teacher.