Curriculum and Assessment at Falinge Park
We work incredibly hard at Falinge Park on the decisions that we make about our curriculum. It is at the heart of school improvement, on-going and a constant conversation between leaders, teachers, support staff and pupils. It is strengthened through being evidence enriched, designed collaboratively and supported with continuous, meaningful, curriculum conversations with experts both within and outside our school.
We define the curriculum in three ways:
The intended curriculum – national or local curriculum
The achieved curriculum – the substance of the school’s vision, subject and year group mapping
The real curriculum – the lived daily experience of young people
We see the curriculum from the moment a child gets up in the morning and puts on their uniform. It is the way they arrive at school, the interactions they have with others on their way, if they demonstrate the learning behaviours in their interactions with others, their curiosity and responsibility in lessons, the decisions made about what, when and how knowledge and skills are taught, the positive actions taken both in the classroom and outside. The curriculum is the cornerstone of the school; it is the heart and soul.
At FPHS we understand for it to work it has to be carefully designed and evaluated regularly.