At Hawley Primary School we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum, incorporating the Curriculum Guidance for Early Years and Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum, in well-resourced and stimulating surroundings. This promotes a positive, challenging and enjoyable learning experience which meets all our children’s needs and abilities. To enable all our children to enjoy, achieve and develop creative approaches to thinking and learning, the curriculum is delivered through topics and experiential learning opportunities through visits and trips off site. We also ensure that the children experience a variety of visitors to school such as theatre groups, poets and musicians.
We strongly believe that children need to develop social and emotional skills if they are to participate effectively in our society. It is our awareness of this need which has led to the broad, experiential form of curriculum organisation that we have adopted, and to the inclusion of an extensive Personal, Social and Health Education programme in our curriculum.
The class teacher is responsible for teaching the entire curriculum with specialist provision for French, Music. and PE. We also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities which support and motivate children to achieve their full potential in areas such as sport, the arts, computing and outdoor learning.
A new National Curriculum was introduced from September 2014. Staff at Hawley Primary School devised a long term curriculum plan based upon the new programmes of study stipulated and with careful consideration of the needs of our children. We maintain our belief that learning is lifelong and that the skills and attitudes we instil in the early stages of our children’s lives should stand them in good stead for the future.