Airedale Junior School will lay the foundations for a fulfilling future by offering a positive, rich experience for all children. It will be characterised by high standards; through a well-designed curriculum that provides every child with a wide range of opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions they need in order to become well-rounded individuals, global citizens and lifelong learners.
This will be carried out in a happy, safe and supportive atmosphere, which focuses upon the emotional, academic and physical resilience of all children and adults thus promoting positive mental health and well-being. We are committed to helping all children succeed regardless of their background or ability, underpinned by positive relationships with parents, carers, extended families and the wider community.
Our curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local history, heritage, geographical and business links and most importantly, the aspirations of all our children. We work closely with our local community to enhance the lives of the children in which it serves. There will be visits out of school and visitors coming in to school, who will extend and enrich teaching and learning opportunities for all.
We constantly provide enhanced opportunities to engage learners; we believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives. There should be no limits to curiosity and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
In our school, all children will be challenged and engaged by learning which, excites their imagination, advances their understanding and extends the boundaries of their lives. They will enjoy and make sense of the world through learning that gives them the opportunity to encounter, explore and engage through speaking, listening, watching, thinking and doing. Children will learn through a wide range of physical, expressive and creative activities. They will work hard and take pride in their learning and will want to do well, thinking positively and having the confidence to ‘have a go’ while understanding that progress is achieved through perseverance.
Sport and well-being have a high profile at Airedale Junior School where pupils experience a variety of activities. Through collaboration with Elite Sports Coaching, the children are taught a wide range of physical skills. Opportunities for children to participate competitively with other schools across the district enables them to develop resilience, team building skills and self-confidence.
To promote enrichment and well-being further, school provides a range of extra - curricular opportunities. These provide learners with enriched opportunities to access a wider variety of activities outside school hours and during lunch times.
We believe that our children deserve and need us to provide more than just the National Curriculum. Life has so much more to offer and our children have so much more to learn and experience. With this in mind we work to prioritise the things we wanted our children to experience during their time with us and below is the document which outlines our aspirations. We use these 'drivers' to underpin the development work we undertake in all areas of school life and to ensure our curriculum offer is enriched and personalised to our children and their families.
If you have any questions regarding our curriculum please contact Mrs Johnson- AHT Curriculum Leader.