Covid19 Curriculum Update
It is with a heavy heart that we have to add this block to our website. Despite our best efforts, our exciting curriculum is affected by the Covid19 pandemic. However, we continue to strive towards the statutory release of the new Curriculum for Wales with as much enthusiasm as ever. And we have no doubt that this time will come to an end and we can resume many of the practices that have become a signature of our school curriculum.
Temporary restrictions to our curriculum include:-
1. Restrictions on pupil movement within Pods
2. Some indoor lessons such as drama, singing and PE
3. Our specialist music service has not returned to the school
Improvements to our blended learning curriculum include:-
1. Enhanced website with pod pages
2. Improved support for home learning through "Pod Flip Bits" and "Home Quests"
3. Improved online reading tool
4. Improved online maths tool
5. Online "Check in"
6. Online contact form for pupils to ask staff questions about their learning
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is at the heart of our school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. As a rights-respecting school we not only teach about children’s rights but also model rights and respect in all relationships. Our belief in “restorative approaches” ensures that every child is listened to.
We believe that every member of the school community is a learner, pupils, staff and parents. Together we develop as a learning organisation, using information from research, other schools, businesses and the real world to build a culture for improvement.
Across all Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLEs), the application of numeracy, literacy and digital competency is robustly planned for. Teachers are expected to plan and deliver learning objectives pitched appropriately to the learners needs. Lessons have success criteria (which also include numeracy, literacy and/or digital competency) to ensure the learners are aware of the particular skills they are looking to develop within that lesson. In addition to literacy, numeracy and digital competence, teachers plan for incidental welsh and opportunities to address relationships and sexuality education in line with the new CfW.
There is a whole school and cluster approach to well-being enabling pupils to understand their own and others’ emotions. This is in line with the Health and Well-Being AoLE, and is integrated throughout the school day, and through out the curriculum itself.
Every opportunity is used to promote the vision of “Every child can be the best they can be!”
For more information on our "Curriculum for Learning" at Llanrhidian, please click on the attached policy below.
Our Curriculum for Learning Policy - Please note this is being updated regularly as we continue to design our curriculum.
Our Curriculum within the North Gower Partnership
The Wider Skills
Our North Gower Partnership Approach to the Curriculum for Wales
Our Approach to being a Mentally Healthy School
Let us know your thoughts on our approach to the curriculum.