Curriculum statement

The Wansbeck Curriculum aims to inspire and motivate children to develop a love of learning and aspiration to excel in life beyond primary school. The curriculum is built on developing three key components: the emotional self, the social self and the academic self.

In addition, the school values of respect, resilience and responsibility permeate throughout all aspect of our schools restorative culture. These components and values drive the curriculum and give all stakeholders an explicit understanding of the schools vision and values in securing a high quality education for all.

The curriculum has clear progression in the content knowledge and subject specific skills taught with explicit links made that allow the pupils to understand the connections between ideas to develop a deeper subject knowledge across the curriculum.

The curriculum is carefully crafted to ensure there are identifiable subject specific progressive content underneath an immersive theme allowing the children to draw on experiences from across the curriculum.

Further information:

Our curriculum is also shaped by the five pillars of the HCAT signature whichs help to make our whole curriculum offer relevant and responsive for our children and their unique needs.

HCAT Signature

Principle:
Promoting community,
Building effective relationships,
accountability,
ownership of own actions,
resolving conflicts.

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– feel they belong
– have a voice and influence
– challenge appropriately
– understand fair process
– resolve conflicts
– take responsibility

Principle:
Developing the ability to think, reason, problem solve and apply learning

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– are lifelong learners
– have a growth mindset
– can apply knowledge skills and understanding
– are ready for the next stage

Principle:
Promoting character traits to deal with the challenges of life.

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– demonstrate the appropriate key character virtues particularly resilience and resourcefulness
– contribute positively to the community
– have a social conscience
– are responsible citizens

Principle:
Developing the value of self and others, enabling a social and emotional place to learn.

HCAST Signature:
Community members;
– have a strong identity
– are happy and secure
– are able to empathise and care for others
– value self and others

Principle:
Facilitating a broad range of experience and opportunities to open doors

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– are able to broaden horizons
– shape their own mindset
– make informed choices
– have equal opportunities

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

Parent's comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

Ofsted comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments