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SET Maidstone and Causton Curriculum

At SET Maidstone and Causton, we offer a high quality, broad and exciting curriculum which is underpinned by being knowledge and vocabulary rich through a progression model.  Our curriculum is structured by traditional subjects and sequenced appropriately to ensure systematic and thorough teaching inclusively for all. Rich cultural pursuits and a diverse enrichment programme are the other essential elements of the SET curriculum. The combination of core and foundation subjects, from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to the end of Key Stage 2, are designed to challenge and enable each and every student to achieve:

  • the broadest range of skills that will provide a foundation for the rest of their learning and working lives;
  • A knowledge and vocabulary rich curriculum focused on moving learning from the working memory to the long term memory through planned curriculum links 
  • a high level of literacy and numeracy that will underpin the rest of their learning;
  • a rounded education which will prepare them for life.

Our curriculum is linked to supporting the children through securing knowledge by moving the knowledge from the working memory to the long term memory.  The high leverage teaching leads to an efficient and effective learning programme for the children, through lively, pacey and enjoyable lessons.  These lead to the children expanding their vocabulary and being interested in connections, relationships and possibilities.

At SET Causton, we follow a specialist teaching model in Year 5 and 6 for English and maths.  There are many benefits to this style of teaching which positively support the academic progress and attainment of the children in these year groups:

  • Being able to prepare and research in depth for one lesson taught to two classes
  • Improved subject knowledge leading to high quality teaching which leads to effective assessment
  • Learners are ready for the next stage of their education in Secondary school which uses this model

Enrichment activities are part of our School week on a Tuesday afternoon, as we believe that enrichment can extend the range of educational experiences for our students, broadening horizons, helping them to discover hidden talents, by trying new things.  This takes place for all students in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and is based on a 4 week cycle.

As a school we are introducing the World of Work to our pupils in upper KS2. Giving children the chance to meet volunteers from the world of work helps them to see the meaning and relevance of the subjects they are studying at school. Embedding experiences of the real-world in learning and the school curriculum can lead to increased motivation resulting in increased educational attainment. This also plays a key role in providing children with role models and tackling stereotyping around gender and ethnicity and helping ensure that children at a young age don’t start ruling out options for themselves. Instead the aim is to show children the vast range of opportunities open to them.

British Values

  • The Rule of Law
  • Democracy
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs

To do this our children will develop;

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance or identifying and combating discrimination

Our school’s aims and ethos clearly uphold these values. 

If any parents wish to see any further information regarding the full National Curriculum, please call in at the School and speak to your class teacher, the Senior teacher Mrs Hockley or the curriculum leader Mrs Hearn.