Our curriculum places pupils’ learning at the heart of it, recognising that a curriculum has to be  broad, balanced and offer pupils opportunities to grow as individuals as well as learners.

Through a combination of learning techniques, we aim to ensure pupils enjoy learning and feel prepared for life after school. We also intend to offer our pupils new and exciting experiences through extra-curricular activities that are designed to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem.

We recognise that pupils should be challenged; learning from failures and celebrating successes. Our curriculum is intended to be empowering, enabling pupils to develop their interpersonal skills, creativity and independence.

How the school delivers the curriculum throughout the school:

The school delivers the curriculum through a variety of methods that are both classroom-based and extra-curricular. We promote equal opportunities to all of our pupils in line with the Equality Act 2010 throughout our practices.

Classroom-based learning:

Our staff value the different ways in which pupils learn and plan lessons to account for these differences. We encourage teachers to make cross-curricular links where possible within their lesson plans, so that pupils can draw upon knowledge from different subjects and understand how each topic plays a part in everyday life.

Different learning resources are used to teach core content, e.g. educational videos, guest speakers and IT lessons. By using different techniques, pupils are engaged with learning and this accommodates pupils who learn differently to their peers.

Extra-curricular activities:

We provide a variety of extra-curricular activities for pupils that enhance their learning experience. The activities range from after-school clubs, to educational trips and visits. Extra-curricular activities are designed to enhance pupils’ learning experience, form personal connections between pupils and their peers, and teach skills essential for life after school.

How the curriculum benefits pupils’ learning and personal development

Our curriculum has been designed for a range of learners, providing equal opportunities for all – by doing this, pupils will benefit in the following ways:

- learning how to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- understanding that failure is part of the road to success
being rewarded for academic successes

- being supported with their next stages in education or training and feeling prepared for life after school 
- becoming responsible individuals who contribute to community living and the environment
achieving to the best of their ability
acquiring a wealth of knowledge and experience 
becoming critical thinkers
finding a sense of belonging to the school and its community
learning how to cooperate with their peers and respect one another inside and outside the classroom.

The subjects which comprise our curriculum are:

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Core subjects

Religious Education

Foundation subjects
Design and Technology
Art and Design
Physical Education (PE) including swimming



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Duddon St Peter's Primary School

Tarporley Rd

Head teacher:
Paul Hudson B. Ed., NPQH

Main Contact: Abigail Langan

Tel: 01829 781366

SEN Contact: Holly Tench

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