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Dean Barwick Primary School

A small school with BIG ideas!

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office@deanbarwick.cumbria.sch.uk

Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6RS
Head Teacher: Paul Macfarlane. Office/SENCO: Helen Fothergill

015395 52298

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Our curriculum  is underpinned by the Essentials Curriculum by Chris Quigley. The Essentials Curriculum sets out the essential coverage, learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects. Furthermore, it provides progress measures for all subjects including personal development.

One of the primary reasons we chose this curriculum is because it emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning. In essence, this means providing children with increased cognitive challenge, allowing them to apply the skills which they have learnt independently in a range of contexts rather than moving them onto the next skill needlessly when they have not truly mastered it.

We feel this curriculum provides us with a coherent, progressive and appropriately sequenced curricular structure to enable our pupils to develop subject specific knowledge and skills to prepare them well for the next stages of their education. The curriculum, builds progressively on from the learning in the Foundation Stage. The milestones (1, 2 and 3) that are built into our curriculum complements our mixed age class structure. The curriculum is aligned to the National Curriculum and goes beyond National Curriculum requirements in each milestone to ensure repetition of skills and knowledge.

You can find the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum Information below along with an overview of the curriculum content for each year group.

If you wish to find out more about our curriculum please contact the school.