Keystage 1 (KS1) and Keystage 2 (LKS2 and UKS2)
At St. Bede’s we follow the new National Curriculum Framework 2014, a copy of which is available in the Policies section on the School website.
Every school must provide a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and
- prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for it’s pupils. Every school must follow the National Curriculum but the National Curriculum forms only one part of the school curriculum for the education of every child; it is organised on the basis of twelve subjects, classified as core and other foundation subjects.
There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to go beyond the national curriculum specifications. The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which exciting and stimulating lessons can develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) drawing on good practice. Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own broad and balanced programme of education. The school curriculum by subject and academic year is published online.