At William Ransom, our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning.   It celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community whilst supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development.  The uniqueness of every child is recognised and valued.    We constantly adapt our learning journey to meet the needs and interests of our children; our rich and vibrant curriculum is ambitious for all learners. Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life. The exploration of new skills and experiences help to nurture resilience, curiosity and creativity. Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide. Our aim is to enrich every child’s school experience by creating an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be. We take every opportunity to develop the individual talents of our pupils, recognising everyone as unique with their own ambitions, skills and dreams. 

The curriculum is further enhanced by our commitment to Values-based Education (including British Values) and, through this, we provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated pupils, eager for lifelong learning. 

The aims of our school curriculum are:

· to foster the children’s understanding of ‘belonging, being and becoming’ and how they connect to the past, live in the present and look to the future; encouraging curiosity and a passion to learn

· to promote a ‘go-for-it’ attitude towards learning, so that all children enjoy coming to school and embrace new challenges and possibilities; pushing their own boundaries

· to enable children to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills; being ‘determined to succeed’ and becoming independent thinkers and questioners; acquiring a solid basis for lifelong learning

· to promote Values-based Education so children take responsibility for themselves and their actions, are respectful and develop resilience

· to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.