At St. Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy, our unwavering commitment is to provide an inclusive, high-quality education that celebrates the rich traditions of the Greek Orthodox faith while embracing the rich tapestry of diversity within our community. Our curriculum is designed to deliver a broad and balanced educational experience, aligning with the requirements of the National Curriculum. Our intent is to nurture the holistic development of each child, empowering them to become confident, resilient, and responsible individuals who excel academically, spiritually, and socially, appreciating and celebrating the unique contributions of all cultural backgrounds.
Inclusive Curriculum: Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to embrace the diversity of our community. It integrates materials, resources, and learning experiences that acknowledge and respect the various cultural backgrounds and faiths of our students. We are dedicated to ensuring that every child feels represented, valued, and included in our educational journey.
Broad and Balanced Curriculum: In addition to celebrating our Greek Orthodox heritage, our curriculum follows a broad and balanced approach, aligning with the National Curriculum. As well as core subjects, such as English, mathematics, and science, we offer a diverse range of subjects that provide students with a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience. This approach ensures that students receive a holistic education that embraces the richness of our cultural diversity and faith traditions.
Fostering Learning Through Building on Prior Knowledge and Practice: We firmly believe in the importance of building on children's prior learning and providing ample opportunities for practice. We recognise that every child comes to us with a unique set of experiences and knowledge. Therefore, our teaching approach is designed to be responsive to their individual needs. We build on what children already know and understand, using their prior learning as a foundation to scaffold new concepts and skills.
Comprehensive Learning: Our curriculum focuses on the careful sequencing of learning experiences, designed to foster both progress and depth of understanding. This approach ensures that students advance through a developmental progression, building upon their prior knowledge, and are consistently challenged. We place a strong emphasis on depth of knowledge, encouraging students to explore subjects thoroughly, fostering critical thinking, and integrating essential skills.
Enriching Learning Beyond the Classroom: Our commitment to enriching the learning experience goes beyond classroom walls. Through educational trips, hands-on workshops, and experiential activities, we ensure that children connect classroom knowledge to the real world. These experiences foster curiosity, independence, and a global perspective, equipping students with practical skills and cultural awareness for an ever-evolving society.
The impact of our curriculum can be seen in the work the children produce and the outcomes achieved by all groups of pupils within our school. At the core of our approach is the unwavering focus on the well-being of the child, fostering robust connections between pupils and staff that create a nurturing environment conducive to success.
Pupils' progress is diligently measured through a continuous process of assessment, augmented by three key assessment points during the academic year. This enables us to identify and address misconceptions, allowing us to bridge gaps in learning and ensuring that our curriculum effectively caters to the diverse needs of all our pupils. The resulting outcomes provide an education that empowers every child to thrive and succeed.