Our new school motto is 'Achieving Excellence Together' and these words sum our aims and the values that permeate the life of our school. The curriculum at Moss Park Primary School is designed to deliver our school aims, which are to:
- Provide a welcoming, safe and stimulating learning environment
- Recognise the individuality of all pupils and provide for their particular needs
- Equip pupils with the skills and values they need to form positive relationships based on equality and mutual respect
- Enable all pupils to fulfil their potential and reach the highest possible academic standards
- Foster a love of learning that will continue throughout our pupils’ lives
- Build strong partnerships between school, home and the community
The curriculum, schemes of work, lessons and challenges given to pupils are sequenced and planned effectively so that pupils know more, can do more and remember more. We believe that the curriculum, including the extra-curricular opportunities we provide, should ensure that all children enjoy their education. It’s important to us that we involve the children in developing our curriculum and teaching so that they can let us know how well we are meeting their interests and to share their ideas with us. We run a wide range of after school clubs run by school staff and external partners. They are excellent value at just £1 per week and for those pupils on FSM, there is no charge. Our latest club offer is visible on this page.
The Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Regulations 2014 place certain duties on schools to make sure that pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are able to take advantage of the same opportunities that other pupils have.
Meeting the needs of pupils with SEN/D
At Moss Park Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning.
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils' needs.
All of our teachers are teachers of SEND and as such are skilled in providing the right level of support at the right time for your children. At Moss Park Primary School, teaching and learning is tailor made to ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential. This includes using a range of strategies and support within the classroom.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum, Moss Park Primary School makes sure that:
- All children have access to a broad and balanced and engaging curriculum.
- We provide a differentiated curriculum, which is matched to the needs of all learners.
- We offer multi-sensory teaching, which is utilised in every classroom.
- We have a range of highly skilled support staff who, along with our teachers, support the learning needs of all of our children.
- One-to-one support at times is provided for those with significant learning needs.
- Every classroom has a visual timetable.
- Visual supports are used to support children with social communication difficulties.
- Children who require have access to computer programmes to enhance their curriculum, that are tailored to their individual needs (e.g. Easimaths, Nessy)
- Children with additional learning needs have an IEP and IEP book with tailored individual targets and support.
- We offer a range of evidence-based purposeful interventions for identified children.
- Pupils are offered the use of ICT to provide alternative ways of recording ideas.
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- Pupils with SEN/D are prioritised for places in extra curricular clubs and pupils with EHCPs are fully funded to go on our Y6 residential.
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements.
- Successful applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate.
**If you would like to see our curriculum in action, head over to the GALLERY tab where you can see learning taking place in all subjects!**
We follow the National Curriculum. You can see the Subject 'Flight Paths' on each subject page. They describe the journey a pupil will go on throughout their time in each subject at Key Stage 2. You can read our Curriculum Policy on this page. There is a link to the National Curriculum here:
This is how we describe the curriculum journey at MPPS
Moss Park Primary School is like an International Airport – a melting pot of different travellers all ready to go on a learning journey that lasts 190 days!
Every September we have 256 travellers in the Year Group Departure Lounges ready to fly off to exciting destinations.
We all have a Map to help us get there.
Our subject leaders have worked out the Flight Paths in their subject for everyone.
Our teachers have Route Planners in every subject to make sure we go the right way!
We hand out Boarding Cards that show the exciting places we will visit and the experiences we will have on our journey.
Our Passports record all the wonderful things we have done to develop our character and our contribution to the commuity while we have been on our journey.
Teachers do regular On Board Checks to make sure everyone is getting the most out of their journey.
At the end of the year we touch down again in Arrivals and we write a Trip Review before going off on our new exciting world tour!