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Curriculum and Assessment

Our Curriculum

We use the New National Curriculum to plan from as well as the Durham County RE Syllabus. For  yearly plans and termly details please go to the individual Year Groups pages.

Assessment Without Levels

The Government has made a change in the way that the progress of children in schools is assessed. This change brings Assessment in line with the New National Curriculum taught in Years 1-6. It is a new way of thinking for all schools, and assessment is very different to how it has been for the past 20 years.  The aim of this letter is to give you information about the changes that are happening in education and what that means for the children in our school.

Assessment Without Levels – Letter to Parents

More information can be found on each Year Group Page

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum Chester-le-Street CE Primary School remain committed to:

  • A range of teaching and learning styles
  • Differentiated learning materials
  • Access to ICT and Technology
  • Additional in class support
  • Additional out of class support
  • Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
  • Flexible groupings – including small group support work
  • An innovative and supportive curriculum
  • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
  • Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
  • Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate

Our Curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what our children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. Chester-le-Street CE Primary School aims to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve all that they can.

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, contact our Headteacher, Mrs Proud, who will be happy to help.

If you have any questions about our SEND Local Offer please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.

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