At Storrington primary school, we want all learners to SHINE, be safe, happy, independent, never give up and excel. We provide opportunities for our children to develop as creative, confident and caring learners and members of our community. Through our values led curriculum and rights respecting approach we work together to ensure children are prepared for their next stages of life in modern Britain.
Excellent outcomes for all will be planned using the national curriculum and early years foundation stage curriculum as a basis. From this all adults will deliver meaningful learning reflecting the needs of the community. Learning outcomes will demonstrate planned use of school grounds the local environment, and our society. Activities will be planned that develop thinking and enquiry and respond to the needs of the child in fulfilling the next step forward in their development. Forest school, outdoor learning and sport play an important role in the delivery of curriculum learning and emotional well being. This is particularly effective for children with additional needs in developing the first hand experiences and skills they will need for the future.
A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations for all children and encourage pride in their learning leading to excellent outcomes. All learners including those in receipt of pupil premium or with additional needs will have specifically planned opportunities to ensure progress. Targeted support and intervention will support learners to feel confident in class in embedding the important knowledge they need in order for connections in learning to be made. Children will be fully involved in their learning through planned opportunities for reflection and review. Planning must support the development of the school’s core values; developing Creative, Confident and Caring children who SHINE.
As a result of these quality experiences, learning will promote knowledge and understanding and the development of appropriate skills.
The school works hard to develop children’s love of reading, quality texts are planned from and linked to other texts to support learning and bring topics alive. Reading is an important priority for the “English school improvement team,” who work together to develop the highest of aspirations and outcomes.
Storrington Primary school liaises closely with all stakeholders to ensure professional relationships can exist in the pursuit of achieving growth of pupils’ learning and achievements. The school is committed to working with parents and carers to secure positive relationships to support children’s learning. In addition to this, work with the wider community is very important to promote goodwill and to instil within the child a sense of citizenship. Work with locality schools and feeder institutions promote and encourages professional development, dialogue and action research which impact positively on curriculum development.
Curriculum monitoring from all levels, SLT, governors and subject leaders plays an important part in self review and planning for next steps. Children also support this process through pupil voice, class and school council. School improvement teams comprising of staff and governors ensure a sustained focus on school priority development and excellence. We ensure all staff receive the opportunity to lead as an individual or as a part of a group. At school we are passionate about professional development and support for staff. We want staff to feel empowered and supported in their work and for all stakeholders to feel safe and valued at Storrington Primary school
We want all stakeholders to feel safe and secure at Storrington primary school.
'...my daughter is very proud of what she has achieved and the progress she has made' parent comment 2017
- Design Technology
- Art and Design
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
Policies referring to the curriculum eg science, marking and presentation can all be found on the policies page under About Us and give detailed information about specific curriculum areas. These are reviewed regularly by staff and governors.
Reading and Phonics
We follow the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc programme for phonics.
Installing a love of reading is a key aim of the school. As well as daily phonics sessions we take every opportunity to celebrate and enjoy books. From World Book Day to themed weeks, author visits, half termly reading assemblies and poetry days we use rich texts as the focus for our learning across the curriculum. During Drop Everything and Read time (DEAR time) our older children also buddy up with younger peers to spend time exploring and enjoying stories together. We want all of our children to see themselves as readers and writers. Our well equipped library and class book corners provide our children with a wealth of texts to lose themselves in.
Love Reading Leaflet
Computing and Staying Safe Online
The following websites are very useful to learn more about computing
The NSPCC has very useful information keeping your child safe online and have recently launched a new Share Aware campaign . A copy of our KS1 Acceptable Use Agreement can be found here and our KS2 Acceptable Use Agreement can be found here.
The West Sussex Safeguard Childrens Board (WSSCB) has information and advice for parents on a range of issues including cyber bullying and online abuse as well as what do to if you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child or young person.