At Holmwood School, we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and a willingness to explore and question.
The curriculum defines and describes the full range of experiences that Holmwood School plans and delivers for its pupils in preparing them for the opportunities and demands of adult life.
Through our curriculum we are striving to enable learners to develop their knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding and their awareness of moral values. We hope that it will enable them to enter life after formal education as active participants in and contributors to society, capable of achieving as much independence as possible.
Holmwood School has chosen to use Focus Education’s The Learning Challenge Curriculum.
This process puts high emphasis on learners being involved in their own learning. It also focuses on improving learners’ and teachers’ questioning and uses a key skills system to guarantee continuity and progression in learning across the whole school. It is the focus of the creative curriculum to combine subjects where possible and link to the terms topics. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.
The Learning Challenge Curriculum
The Learning Challenge concept is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in their work resulting in a meaningful curriculum which promotes high standards.
The Learning Challenge curriculum is an approach to structuring and delivering the curriculum; often described as an approach for ‘intelligent schools’. It is under-pinned by a secure pedagogical framework which weaves together the critical elements of curriculum, teaching & learning and assessment.
For further information regarding the Learning Challenge Curriculum please visit http://www.learningchallengecurriculum.com/
For further information about our Curriculum standards and policies, please see below
For further information about the national curriculum please click here