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Our Curriculum Approach

At King Charles, well-being is at the heart of all teaching and learning. Our school ethos places the highest importance on recognising the development of the whole child and our strong pastoral care underpins this belief supporting our children to flourish. Our curriculum prepares children for the next stage of their education and to be 21st century world citizens.

We believe it is vital that pupils enjoy and are motivated by their learning and have the requisite skills to be successful learners with high aspirations. Through a range of contexts and approaches, including working collaboratively and providing opportunities for exploration, children are inspired to be creative, inquisitive, imaginative and independent. These approaches enable children to feel safe to try new things thus building confidence and resilience.

Our SHINE Curriculum

‘Start children off on the way they should go…’ Proverbs 22:6

The National Curriculum is mapped out and delivered through our bespoke SHINE curriculum. The intent of our curriculum is to enable everyone to SHINE. For us, to SHINE is seeing these core drivers in action which have been developed by members of our whole school family:

Spirituality – encouraging our pupils to reflect upon their learning and its impact on themselves and others
Hope – providing aspirational opportunities
Inspiring – providing a curriculum and experiences to engage and inspire learners
Nurture – caring and growing ourselves, others and God’s creation
Environment – developing an awareness of our local, national and international community



Sharing our Learning with You

Through our weekly newsletters, our work as geographers, musicians, historians, artists or writers are shared so that it’s clear what we’re learning here in school. This is based on the information provided in the topic overviews in the table above.

We are going to start inviting you into school more often to come in and see your child shine – SHINE Time! (Something that our pupils are already enjoying here where they share their learning with a buddy).

Supporting Every Child

Across our whole curriculum, as our pupils are historians, artists etc, they are supported whatever their starting point and whatever their individual need to succeed.  Through personalised provision which can include specific resources, assistance from expert adults or a modified approach, our pupils are enabled to access all learning alongside their peers and truly SHINE. 

Please click here to view the Equalities Statement, Accessibility Plan, Racial Equality Policy and the Equality and Diversity Policy.  Please also refer to the Everyone's Included pages of the website where you can find an information report detailing how our school identifies, assesses, and makes provision for children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.

If you would like to find out more information about the curriculum at King Charles C of E Learning Academy, please contact the school office.