To ensure the content of the curriculum meets the needs of our children as well as fulfils statutory requirements, we have established a set of Oak Tree ‘Curriculum Drivers’, these are the factors and values that shape our curriculum. They are based on the needs of the children, our school values and our location. We have threaded our children’s needs through the statutory curriculum.
We have prioritised the following four curriculum drivers that will shape our unique curriculum. They drive the aims and values of our school, and will respond to the particular needs of our children and community. They help us to shape our curriculum and therefore the opportunities we offer the children.
- Resilient Individuals- Oak Tree children will become resilient in order to deal with different challenges across the curriculum and the wider world. They will develop the ability to solve problems without giving up. Developing the skills to work independently and to be resourceful. Take Care of ourselves.
- Possibilities- We will build their aspirations so they know available possibilities for their future lives, have role models and aspire to be the best they can be. Take Care of ourselves.
- World Citizens- Our children will develop an understanding about where they live and the wider world, understand about their role in society and develop respect for the environment as well as all communities and religions. Every child at Oak Tree will be able to make a positive difference in the wider world. Take Care of our world. Take Care of each other.
- Respectful communicators- Our children will develop the skills to work well with other people from all walks of life, they will know how to speak and listen with respect in different situations. A love of language will be instilled and we will offer every opportunity to expand vocabulary through talk, reading and debating. Take Care of each other.