The Education Reform Act 1988 entitles every pupil to a curriculum which is a broad and balanced.
Section 1 of the Act states that the curriculum should:
Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mentally and physical development of pupils at the school and of society and prepare such pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
The hours spent on teaching during a normal school week including Religious Education but excluding registration, assemblies and breaks is 22hrs 55 minutes (Key Stage 1) and 25 hrs (Key Stage 2)
The key elements of the basic curriculum are the Curriculum 2015.
To ensure all pupils receive their entitlement to Curriculum 2015, teaching of the following subject areas will be provided in school:
Core subjects: English and Mathematics:
Foundation subjects: Science, History, Geography, Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (PSHE&C) Music, Art, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology and Physical Education.
Across the curriculum, children are given the opportunity to develop their skills in Spiritual, Moral, Social and Citizenship education (SMSC) and philosophy (P4C).
Whilst Repton Primary’s curriculum is progressive and skills–based, cross-curricular teaching also occurs through themes e.g. Egypt (Ancient Egypt – History, Rivers/Modern Egypt – Geography).
All classes learn French as part of the Modern Foreign Language programme.
Swimming lessons at Repton pool take place within the PE curriculum.
Each class elect representatives to take part in our School Council or be on an Eco Committee. These meetings take place each term giving every child in the school a ‘pupil voice’.
Upper Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to become Learning Mentors and Play Leaders.
All children have a Reading Buddy and partake in ERIC (Everybody Reading In Class).
In addition, schools must offer Religious Education and provide daily collective worship. We follow the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. (Parents may choose to withdraw their children from RE lessons and assemblies – this must be put in writing to the Headteacher).