Our curriculum has been designed to give every child an experience and language rich education within our ethos of ensuring everyone at William Davies is Safe, Happy, Challenged and Makes Memories. We do this by pursuing our belief that children should be empowered to become powerful learners by instilling our Learning Powers: Be Curious, Be Resilient, Be Enthusiastic, Be Collaborative, Be Reflective, Be Adventurous.
We offer a curriculum which is broad, balanced and promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils. It aims to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We have designed our own programme of education which comprises the national curriculum as well as other learning opportunities and experiences appropriate to the needs of our community. ‘The Questioning Curriculum’ encourages enquiry and promotes independent learning in order to develop self-confidence and resilience.
English and Mathematics is taught daily, Music and Physical Education, weekly. Other subjects are taught in topic blocks over a number of days. Our ‘Modern Foreign Language’ is French and is taught in years 5 and 6. Children cross the school learn to play a musical instrument, taught by an instrumentation tutor.
Teaching responds to the needs of the learners and teachers are creative in how this happens. A commitment to excellent Continuing Professional development (CPD) is offered to all staff to ensure teaching is of a high standard.