This section of the website focuses on providing an overview of the Curriculum we offer at Gainford C of E Primary School and Preschool ; the links below will tell you about each of the subjects.
Our visions and plans for each subject reflect our values and show how we will challenge our pupils’ academic ability, aim to harness their creativity and develop their characters so that they can become active citizens in our community.
Gainford is a school that focuses on a Character Education – subject leads aim to weave our core values into their plans so that children have a clear context within which their learning is set.
The Church of England defines Character Education in this way:
Character education seeks to develop and celebrate the flourishing of individuals, communities, families and societies, through the cultivation and encouragement of an expansive range of moral, spiritual, intellectual, civic and performance character virtues. It is central to a Christian vision for education for ‘life in all its fullness’ and is concerned with developing virtues seeing them as ‘character in action’, grown through experience and demonstrated over time in word and deed.
There are three main elements to the teaching of Character Education within our curriculum:
Caught. Each subject lead has outlined how their curriculum area inspires learners, links into our wider school vision and helps to promote our values.
Taught: This is how we teach our values alongside the demands of the National Curriculum. It does not mean that every value is taught in every lesson, subject leads have thought carefully about which values can compliment specific areas of teaching.
Sought: This is us giving the children an opportunity to choose to live the values. Subject leads have thought about how our learners can demonstrate our values within a lesson, within the classroom and within our community.
We believe our curriculum takes the objectives from the National Curriculum and gives it a focus that fits into our school’s vision in a way unique to us.
Click on the links below to find out about the vision and teaching for each subject in our curriculum: