Curriculum at Foxfields, what are we aiming to achieve?
At Foxfields our curriculum intent is as follows:
‘A tailored curriculum designed to prepare our pupils to be confident and successful individuals who make outstanding progress and are prepared for life after school.’
What does this look like at Foxfields?
At Foxfields we provide our pupils with a tailored curriculum 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 Extra Curricular activities that the school organises, to enrich the experience for our pupils.
We aim to teach pupils how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential and are prepared for life after school.
At Foxfields, we believe that all pupils have the right to access a stimulating and enjoyable curriculum which includes:
• Breadth of learning areas and experience
• Relevance to the pupil’s experience, aptitude and interest
• Differentiation through teaching styles and contexts
• Progress and continuity that is flexible, rather than prescribed
• Opportunities to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
• Opportunities to promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Emotional Regulation and Wellbeing
Pupils emotional regulation will play a key role in ensuring that they are prepared for life after school. The curriculum at Foxfields provides additional time on activities such as Theraplay and mindfulness in order to support pupils to regulate their behaviours and develop skills to enhance their mental wellbeing not only now but in their future.
At Foxfields we understand the value of outdoor learning in preparing pupils for life after school. Our enrichment programme provides the opportunity for pupils to learn outside of the classroom. Activities can range from local nature walks through to rock climbing and canoeing. On site at Foxfields we have the benefit of our own woodland area and pupils are able to access forest school sessions. These sessions support pupils in developing confidence, creativity and leadership.
Alongside the curriculum offer, we feel it is vital to provide pupils with a variety of therapies to support them in their individual development as well as curriculum access. Therapy sessions take place throughout the day, which are invaluable in providing the enhanced provision required to support our pupils.
A list of therapies on offer can be seen below:
• Art Therapy
• Lego Based Therapy
• Drawing and Talking Therapy
• Music Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
The curriculum at Foxfields is split into three main sections:
• Early Years Foundation Stage (September 2021)
• Lower School Y1 – Y7 (October 2020)
• Upper School Y8 – Y11 (September 2021)