The curriculum is relevant to the children’s life experiences, inspires and engages them in their learning and enables them to work in a flexible and collaborative way using their imagination.
Our curriculum builds on the children’s knowledge and helps them to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative and critical thinkers. Our curriculum is focused on the development of children’s knowledge and skills across all primary subjects with the aim of ensuring pupils are ready for the next stage of their learning.
Every child in the school is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. Through our teaching, learning and behaviour expectations, we give pupils the knowledge and understanding of how discrimination and prejudiced behaviour is dealt with, including the prevention of bullying. Pupils with special needs are well-supported in school with extra support and/or resources deployed where necessary to help close individual learning gaps.
Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as assemblies and Arts Week. Children leave DKH with a sense of belonging to a community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
Our key aims are that when children leave us to move on to secondary school, they have:
- a firm grasp of basic skills
- confidence in themselves and their attitudes to learning
- aspiration to aim high and challenge themselves to achieve great things in the future
- a strong sense of moral purpose and respect for others