Our school curriculum is underpinned by the values that we hold dear at our school. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.
These are the main values of our school, upon which we have based our curriculum:
- We encourage the children to respect God and those in authority over them and to put other people first.
- We value children’s uniqueness, we listen to the views of individual children, and we promote respect for diverse cultures.
- We value the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual, creative and physical growth.
- We value the importance of each person in our community, and we organise our curriculum to promote inclusion, cooperation and understanding among all members of our community.
- We respect each child in our school for who they are, and we aim to treat them with fairness and honesty.
- We strive to meet the needs of all our children.
- We value our environment, and we want to teach our pupils, through our curriculum, how we should take care of the world, not only for ourselves, but also for future generations.
The aim of Dolphin School is to find and release children’s potential in academic study, creative endeavour and sporting pursuit and to develop their character according to a Christian understanding of what it means to be human.
The aims of our school curriculum are:
- to develop purposeful, courageous and other-centred children, with respect for God and a strong moral compass.
- to enable all children to learn and develop their skills, to the best of their ability.
- to promote a hunger for learning.
- to develop literate and numerate pupils.
- to enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking.
- to teach children about the developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time.
- to help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage.
- to appreciate and value the contribution made by diverse ethnic groups in our multi-cultural society.
- to enable children to be responsible and self-disciplined citizens.
- to include National Curriculum subjects.
- to prepare children for entrance to secondary school and life beyond.
- to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness.