Teaching, Learning & the Curriculum
Sedgefield Primary School aims to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve all that they can. We pride ourselves on helping the children to be tolerant, caring and understanding of others and to have an awareness of issues that affect other people. This commitment is reflected in our EQualities Award. Please click on the logo for more information:
Across the school there are high expectations of behaviour and tolerance towards others. Sedgefield Primary School was awarded 'Outstanding' for the behaviour and safety of pupils from Ofsted in March 2013. Please click here to see the copy of our latest Ofsted report.
Sedgefield Primary School aims to maximise social and academic potential for every child. To see our long term plans please click here.
Our pupils trying out wheelchair basketball.
At Sedgefield Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning.
Each child’s teacher will be finding ways to support them including:
- Changing the way activities are planned and delivered
- Matching activities to the ability / need of each child (differentiation)
- Adapting learning materials such as equipment and activities to suit each child’s needs
- Offer small group support to promote skills identified in the child’s Education Support Plan
With the permission of parents we may seek additional advice from outside specialists such as health professionals, specialist teachers or educational psychologists who would:
- Carry out further assessment of the child’s needs
- Provide advice to schools on how to best support the child
- Suggest resources that would help the child make progress
Our teachers/teaching assistants work in partnership with parents and the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) to find ways to support each child with their needs, including giving parents ideas on how to help their child at home.
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If you have any questions about our curriculum or the work we do in school, please speak to your child's class teacher or alternatively, please contact our Head Teacher, Mrs Cox, who will be happy to help.