Curriculum

NEAT Vision for 2018-2021                                                                                                            

We belong to an innovative, sustainable trust working collaboratively with partners to share our vision and values that enables all learners within our influence to be well prepared personally, socially and academically for the next stage of their lives in a changing world.

 

Principles of the NEAT Curriculum

The NEAT curriculum is rooted with the child but has an eye to the future

•Includes real life experiences

•Provides opportunities to broaden horizons

•Is influenced by the child and their interests/passions/ needs/ skills

•Will include a hook to engage students with the context, knowledge, topics to be covered and an outcome wherever possible

•Is relevant

•Provides quality links to later life skills

•Goes beyond the National Curriculum

•Provides opportunities to broaden horizons

 

Characteristics of NEAT learner

Resilient

Respectful

Resourceful

Effective communicator

Aspirational

Creative

We use the Cornerstones Curriculum as the foundation for learning. The process consists of four 'cornerstones':

 

Engage

in their learning - through interesting starting points and memorable experience.

 

Develop 

skills, knowledge and understanding in all subject areas through carefully planned activities.

 

Innovate 

to develop creative skills, independent thinking, collaborative working and problem solving.

 

Express 

through environments for reflective talk, opportunities for shared evaluation and celebrations of  success.

 

 

We believe that all children deserve an education rich in wonder and memorable experience. One that allows children's natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of skills and knowledge. We believe that an education that does all of this gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.