Our curriculum

At Stillness Junior School we have designed our curriculum so that it allows pupils to develop both skills and knowledge. Our knowledge engaged approach to learning promotes communication, problem solving and creativity. We aim to help pupils become curious, inquisitive learners who are well equipped to face challenges at school and in later life. Pupils are encouraged to take part in collaborative learning opportunities whilst developing a rich and deep subject knowledge within a progressive framework of skills. Our school values and aims underpin our curriculum and strongly contribute to pupils receiving an effective education that enables them to achieve highly. Children are encouraged to become active citizens who can make a positive contribution to the school and local community.

At Stillness, we have an inclusive curriculum where every child is recognised as a unique individual. Our holistic approach is relevant to our learners and reflects the communities they are part of. We welcome and celebrate differences and strive to ensure pupil’s wellbeing and safety is implicit in all that we do. Children learn to be respectful towards others, build self-esteem and confidence in their abilities and draw on each other’s strengths.

This approach is rooted in the belief that learning needs to be enriched by offering memorable learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to use the local community, partake on a range of visits and workshops in addition to special curriculum days and weeks. Stillness proactively looks for opportunities to welcome parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences. This includes parent workshops in addition to utilising the skills and expertise that our parents offer to further enhance the curriculum.

Our full and rich curriculum, with its excellent range of experiences, ensures that every pupil at Stillness Junior School makes excellent progress both academically and personally. We believe our curriculum provides appropriate depth, breadth and balance tailored to our children’s’ specific needs and interests. Pupils are encouraged to be ambitious and utilise their balanced range of skills and knowledge effectively, ensuring they are well prepared for the next stage of their education and beyond.

2019-20 Curriculum Overview.pdf