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Our Curriculum for Successful Futures

Article 28 - You have the right to an education.
Article 29 - You have the right to be the best you can be. Education must help you develop your skills and talents to the full.

We are committed to providing exciting authentic, rich learning contexts which support an inclusive, inspiring and challenging curriculum for all our learners. A curriculum which reflects our local and wider community and the heritage around us. We endeavor to ignite interests and stimulate passions in our learners by expanding their horizons in our partnerships within the arts and commerce and industry.

Together with the children we are developing a curriculum filled with compassion and curiosity based on the foundations on COURAGE.

Child-centered learning
Opportunistic moments
United Nations’ Rights of the Child
Resourceful, resilient and reflective
Authentic learning
Global Goals
Empowered enterprising, creative learners

Our curriculum design incorporates six areas of learning all underpinned by a Welsh dimension as well as an international and UK perspective. The areas of learning are organized to support each term’s rich context for learning and having taken account of our pupils’ voice.

Starting points for topic content and experiences

Values, Citizenship and Culture

The World of Work and Inventions

The Wonders of the Earth and Saving it

The Areas of Learning which are instrumental to our curriculum design.
  • Expressive Arts
  • Health and well-being
  • Humanities
  • Languages, literacy and communication
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Science and technology

Our curriculum design and partnerships supports our learners to be:

Ambitious, capable learners

We have strong, well established partnerships with our local welsh medium school, high school, university and businesses ensuring our learners are aware of future routes of learning and path ways to achieving career ambitions.

Enterprising, Creative contributors

We are a Lead Creative school in our third year working with the Welsh Arts Council. We have a well-established partnership with Cynon Fusion as a Nos Allan school, where we have linked our STEAM (Science, technology, Enterprise, Arts, Mathematics) projects to our heritage with in our local area. The school is a shareholder in a Wind Turbine co-op project.

Ethical, Informed citizens

We are a UNRC Rights Respecting School working closely with Sally Holland and her team. The school was awarded The Welsh Government’s Enterprise Troopers accolade as the Regional winners with our Eco ‘Dirty Fashion’ project. We are twinned with Mazenod school in Lesotho.

Healthy, Confident Individuals

The school was recently highly commended by Sports Wales in their annual award ceremony for the work and partnerships we have with a number of our local clubs, associations and groups. We are a Lead Network School for Equity and Wellbeing where we share our practice in how we support our children’s well-being to be healthy, confident individuals.

Inclusion and Additional Learning Needs

Article 23You have the right to special care and support so that you can lead a full and independent life.
Article 29You have the right to be the best you can be.
Article 30 – You have the right to speak your own language.

Ringland Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children in our school community and beyond.  We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We believe that all children should be equally valued in school and we will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, in developing an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.

Ringland Primary School is committed to inclusion.  Part of the school’s strategic planning for improvement is to develop cultures, policies and practices that include all learners.  We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to provision for and the achievement different groups of learners to include:

  • girls and boys
  • minority ethnic and faith groups, travelers, asylum seekers and refugees
  • learners who need support to learn English as an additional language (EAL)
  • learners with special educational needs
  • learners who are disabled
  • those who are gifted and talented
  • those who are looked after by the local authority
  • others such as those who are sick; those who are young carers; those who are in families under stress;
  • any learners who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. At Ringland Primary School we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential.

Based on the school’s observations and assessment data and following a discussion between the class teacher, ALNCO and parent, the child may be recorded as needing either:

  • Differentiated curriculum support within the class

  • Additional support through School Action provision

  • Additional support through School Action Plus provision

The current criteria for School Action and School Action Plus are described in ‘Criteria for Assessment’ (Newport City Council)