Dorchester’s Curriculum – intentions, implementation and impact
Dorchester’s Curriculum is designed for our pupils in partnership with our pupils. The children at Dorchester are the driving force behind what we teach, how we teach it and ultimately what they learn in knowledge, skills and understanding across all core and foundation subjects.
The intent at Dorchester is to always give each individual child a broad, rich and deep learning experience. Learning experiences that they can take with them through life; whether it is through subject knowledge, skills and understanding or through instilling in them vital character traits to make them ready for life’s challenges.
Dorchester’s curriculum is there to shape the children of the future. We do this through three key intentions
Intention 1: Develop a love of learning and a strive for academic, physical and artistic success
To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum objectives and EYFS statutory framework, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and artistically.
Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners, through their behaviours and habits ensuring they become effective learners and flourish as human beings
To develop learners to have a holistic set of values that prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community. Also to develop the specific behaviours and character traits that learners need to succeed in the modern world and throughout their time at Dorchester.
Intention 3: Develop the moral and civic compass of our learners
To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality and civic virtues so that they can engage in the culture and society that they live in and understand the cultures of others.