Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee, led by Miss Swain

At Hillcroft, we passionately believe that our pupils' voice is criticial in the development of our Curriculum provision.  Therefore, the Curriculum Ambassadors are involved in supporting and innovating Key Priority areas, centred around our Curriculum Intent:

"Our primary purpose at Hillcroft Primary School is to nurture learners so they develop a love of learning and are provided with the knowledge and skills to enable them to achieve their personal best.  Under-pinning each area of the curriculum is the belief that all children should be exposed to a range of enriching opportunities, ensuring that each child leaves our school having experienced a truly holistic education to equip them with the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

Our curriculum builds on children’s individual starting points and teaches children what they need to know next in a sequenced and purposeful manner. It is built upon a lesson design which is used across the school to ensure all children;

·       are taught new knowledge and skills appropriate to their year group, 

·       given the opportunity to practice these to allow a deep and broad understanding, 

·       review and embed prior learning, ensuring learning is secure and rooted over time. 

Ensuring children are socially and emotionally prepared for learning is paramount for learning to take place. Therefore, nurturing our children is central to our curriculum, and Hillcroft has a whole school approach to this, ensuring children are taught and encouraged to adopt lifelong skills for learning. The school's Learning values embed our curriculum intent as they encourage both staff and children to develop as self motivated, risk taking, reflective learners who own their learning, never give up and gain in confidence over time." 

This year their focus will be to develop an effective Home School Agreeemnt, and to raise awareness of Cultural Capital accross the school, as well as gathering ideas to further promote it.