Curriculum

Quality of Education

We have constructed our curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all learners, including the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or high needs, the knowledge and high expectations.  Our curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning. All pupils study the …

Mathematics

Why do we teach maths? We teach Maths as a creative and inter-connected subject that’s provides solutions to many intriguing problems. We believe that Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We provide a high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a …

English

At Dewhurst, we recognise the important place that English has in education and society. We strive to provide high quality education in English so that pupils can speak and write fluently in order to communicate their thoughts and feelings to others and through their listening and reading, others can communicate with them. Through reading in …

Science

Science is taught explicitly through a weekly session. The emphasis in Science at Dewhurst is not solely on knowledge; the development of ways children may investigate and solve problems scientifically; predicting, using results and data from tests, drawing conclusions and making links across themes is a priority. We make children aware of environmental issues and …

Computing

Why do we teach computing? At Dewhurst we help pupils to use problem-solving methods and their solutions in ways that a computer could carry out to understand and change the world. Computing links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides an understanding into both natural and artificial systems. The main principal of computing …

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Religious Education

Why do we teach RE? Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of our society. Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning …

PSHE/RSHE

PSHE and Citizenship helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school …

Physical Education

Why do we teach PE? At Dewhurst, we deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport, as well as physically-demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide opportunities to compete …

Modern Foreign Language

Why do we learn languages? At Dewhurst, learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. We believe we offer a high-quality languages education which encourages pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. Our lessons enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to …

Music

Why do we teach music? At Dewhurst St Mary we believe that music is a universal language that expresses one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality music lessons engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and grow as musicians. Teaching music allows the children will grow in confidence and gain …

Art and Design

Why do we teach art and design? At Dewhurst St Mary we encourage children to express their creativity through art, craft and design. Our high-quality teaching engages, inspires and challenges the children to develop their creative skills. Through the teaching of art and design, the children will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to …

Design and Technology

Why do we teach design and technology? At Dewhurst St Marys, we believe design and technology is an inspiring subject. It uses creativity and imagination where pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Children are encouraged to consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values. During their time at Dewhurst, …

Geography

Why teach Geography? A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the …

History

Why teach History? A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. …

SMSC

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development is the over-arching umbrella that encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum is essential to the academic progress of pupils. It doesn’t happen in isolation- it saturates through our school and is linked to everything we do, our ethos and attitude.  It is articulated by all members of the …

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