VALUES AND ETHOS
We believe that our school aims and values ensure our children develop their full potential in all aspects of their learning and personal development. We have a relentless drive for excellence and to provide all children with ‘A World of Possibilities’.
Our aim is that all children are safe, demonstrate our core values, have excellent social and emotional skills and fulfil their potential. Our curriculum ensures that children are well prepared for their next stage of education, are resilient and capable of independent thought, leaving us knowing there is a world of possibilities ahead.
OUR CURRICULUM APPROACH
Our curriculum is designed with inspirational individuals and values at the core of all we do. Analysis of our pupils’ backgrounds, life experiences and culture has helped us to design a curriculum underpinned by inspirational people and six key values: Pride, Respect, Resilience, Integrity, Excellence and Relationships. Our learning approach, our learning environment and our curriculum are organised with the children at the centre, so their experience at Chantlers is of a rich, rewarding education where all children achieve and succeed, no matter their starting point. Our aim is for all children to leave Chantlers, equipped with a toolbox of skills and attributes, used to enable success in their next stages of education.
Chantlers is a highly organised school, offering a carefully sequenced, broad and balanced curriculum. We keep an appropriate focus on the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, whilst also ensuring that all children benefit from a rich and diverse range of topics, delivered through a tailored curriculum. Through this, we extend children's learning far beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum. We have varied schemes, modified by teachers, each offering vibrant, progressive and ambitious curriculums for subjects such as DT, French and Art. Our curriculum also offers wider learning experiences, enabling our most vulnerable children to thrive, aided by pupil leadership opportunities and the use of our own Forest School and Mental Health and Well-being Hub.
Our curriculum is clearly structured to ensure every child is developing their core skills, experiencing a broad and rich curriculum and doing so alongside building excellent personal, social and emotional skills. Our wider curriculum is delivered through our Excellent Learners and SMSC curriculum. This highlights learning for our children beyond the academic illustrating skills they need to be lifelong learners. Our children strive to reach their potential, aspire for greater depth and mastery, and are fearless in what they can achieve. We tailor our curriculum to ensure that children are not merely covering content, but are also achieving depth in their learning, which enables them to transfer their skills and understanding to all areas of the curriculum and beyond. One of our children summed up this attitude, which shines out throughout our school:
“Our learning is challenging but it allows everybody to achieve and improve.”
The curriculum also reflects the school’s location (as an urban Greater Manchester school) and the local community, as well as the interests and passions of the staff and children.