Girton Glebe is a community centred Primary school focused on empowering learners to achieve their full potential. We want our children to leave our school with the confidence that comes from possessing a bank of essential knowledge as well as important skills they can apply throughout life. This approach will lead pupils to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
Our curriculum is designed and structured to complement and build upon each subject area, with clear progression and links so that in subsequent year groups, our learners will be able to explore concepts more deeply, and apply their knowledge in different contexts. Higher attainers are further challenged in their learning via extension activities and enhanced questioning. Children who find aspects of their learning more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success. National and school requirements are mapped out as a whole-school for teachers to then plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils, and their understanding of the core values of our society, are interwoven throughout our curriculum.
We enable all children at Girton Glebe Primary to have equal access so that they can have the opportunity to progress and demonstrate achievement. We achieve this by planning a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of all students regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social or cultural background. We plan our schemes of learning and associated resources carefully to ensure that students of all attainment levels, including those with SEND, are supported to fully access all areas of the curriculum.
We meet the needs of all children by:
- Providing resources that reflect diversity and are free from discrimination and stereotyping
- Using a range of teaching strategies that are based on individual needs
- Ensuring access to every activity where it is safe and reasonable to do so
Girton Glebe prides itself on the extra-curricular opportunities we afford to all children across the school. Our curriculum is augmented by trips, visitors to school, whole-school activities and residentials. We endeavour to optimise all the benefits of being situated so close to the culturally vibrant city of Cambridge.
Our school year is punctuated with opportunities for pupils to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers, and other learners. This is facilitated through school-based and external assemblies, performances, competitions and events involving other schools. Developing children’s independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.
The statutory requirements for each subject area can be viewed here.