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Robert

Arkenstall

Primary School

Pursue Possibilities

Love Learning

We want to equip our children with attitudes, values, knowledge and skills to be caring and active citizens eager to explore the possibilities of their world.

At Robert Arkenstall Primary School our curriculum places communication, aspiration and wellbeing at the heart of all our learning.

Our school motto, pursue possibilities; love learning is the beating heart of the work we do through school life to help children grow in confidence and character and learn the joy of pursuing interests which will shape their future. The future is theirs to build and our role is to facilitate that.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure children grow in knowledge, skills and character with communication, aspiration and wellbeing at the heart of all our learning. To that end we can say we are voracious devourers of words, with reading and rich explicit teaching of vocabulary a cornerstone for all other learning. Our work as a Voice 21 School means that all pupils throughout school are encouraged to use their voice in a range of contexts, to speak up for their interests, concerns and values and be heard.

We are currently engaged in a project to explore ways in which we can strengthen our current curriculum model using the latest theories from cognitive psychology to inform our pedagogy. We are creating a cohesive and exciting curriculum map, carefully chosen to provide our children with a learning experience which takes all of them onto their future stages of education with excellent knowledge, skills and understanding. 

The aspirational content and balanced range of approaches to learning are designed to help children learn the joy of pursuing interests which will shape their future. That, as children here grow in confidence and character, they discover the courage to take up challenges and the curiosity to explore.