Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Sarginson, Mrs Hill or Mrs Dixon
Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding.
At Hopwood CP School we deliver an inclusive, broad, rich and creative curriculum which provides our pupils with meaningful learning experiences to inspire and challenge learning. Our curriculum aims to identify opportunities for all pupils to apply their core knowledge and skills in English, Mathematics and Science across all subject areas and to enable pupils to develop the necessary skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners.
We deliver the National Curriculum requirements through a thematic approach to learning. Where possible, we link all subjects under the heading of a theme, however we acknowledge that some subjects fail to link and therefore need to be taught stand alone. The theme is planned to last a term, this ensures that all components of the National Curriculum are covered in as much depth as necessary. We decided to teach subjects through themes as it allows the teachers to be more creative with lessons with an aim to engage and enthuse children’s learning further.
Themes are carefully considered taking previous learning and gaps in knowledge into consideration. Themes are given broad titles which allow more flexibility within teaching the theme ensuring full coverage. This level of flexibility means that if children’s interests are steered in a particular direction we are able to adapt the planning and follow their interests to enhance learning opportunities.