Knowledge Informed; Skills Rich.
The world in which we live is changing exponentially; we cannot begin to predict the nature of roles and lifestyles our pupils will enjoy in the future. We can be certain, however, that a broad range of skills and dispositions will be required, alongside a well-nurtured bank of knowledge, in order for them to thrive.
We are highly ambitious for each and every child in our school. We aim to unlock the academic code for all by supporting each pupil to develop a broad, rich and versatile vocabulary. Further, we aim to instil in each of our pupils an unshakeable belief in themselves and their potential for continued growth.
Our Curriculum Offer
We meet this brief with a curriculum which is meaningfully joined-up and rooted in real-life experiences. We support children to actively engage in their local communities whilst also developing an international mindset. Learning is enquiry-led, allowing students’ curiosity to thrive, and we strive to harness the power of the outdoors wherever possible.
Progression in each area is planned with precision and pupils are both scaffolded and challenged appropriately throughout their individual learning journey. Reading and writing are intertwined throughout all that we do and we take a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics.
We are determined to develop responsible and socially minded citizens. Our Penpol Values of Respect, Honesty, Friendship, Creativity, Resilience and Integrity underpin all that we do and are explored in detail in our assemblies and across the curriculum.
Curriculum design is something that never stands still at Penpol. In a rapidly changing world, we continue to evaluate and develop what we teach and how it is delivered, instilling in our pupils a lifelong love for challenge and, consequently, for learning. Please see our most recent School Improvement Plan to learn more about how we are shaping a 21st Century learning experience.