Teaching and Learning
The twelve schools in the Redbridge and Lordshill Federation work together on curriculum design and development. We are all committed to the principles of the United Nations Conventions on the rights of the Child, especially Article 28: Every child has the right to an education.
From September 2014, we have been teaching the new primary National Curriculum. (In Years 2 and 6, we are still teaching the former primary National Curriculum in English, Maths and Science, as is required by law.)
Our Early Years and Foundation Stage departments follow the Statutory Framework for the curriculum. We deliver Phonics following 'Letters and Sounds' and use a variety of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Bug club and Project X.
In preparation for the new 2014 Primary Curriculum, we have collaborated to make sure our curriculums:
● meet statutory requirements
● are broad and balanced
● offer first-hand experiences
● have clear skills progressions
● allow pupils to apply these skills
● encompass the arts
● support vulnerable groups and individual needs
● foster pride in our city
● promote health and well-being
● fulfill the requirement to promote British values
● support children’s place in a multicultural society
We share high expectations of our pupils and our staff, our curriculums have a common approach to assessment for learning and we all aim for high standards in all areas.
At the same time, our collective approach allows each school to develop a curriculum at local level which reflects the needs and intakes of our unique settings.
We have a commitment to continue to work together at all levels and to share good practice via our leadership and curriculum networks.
The Curriculum at Mansel Park Primary
At Mansel Park Primary we aim to engage all children through an exciting curriculum that challenges, provides opportunities and develops responsibility. We encourage independence and work to ensure children enjoy their learning.
Assessment at Mansel Park Primary
We are currently reviewing our approach to assessment procedures following the move to 'Life without levels'. Assessment for learning is at the heart of our practice to ensure children continue to make the best progress they can in school. Staff work closely together to ensure that feedback and marking has a positive impact on learning.