Westbourne's Curriculum Framework: Knowledge-engaged approach
Our aim is to intertwine seamlessly the mastery of a body of subject-specific knowledge within a cross-curricular teaching environment, infusing life into the curriculum and making it relevant and meaningful to pupils, putting knowledge into context. Knowledge and skills are intrinsically linked: skill is a performance (physical or cognitive) built on knowledge, the ‘know-how’ of the ‘known’. The school also promotes attitudes such as resilience, perseverance, character development, altruism through specific teaching (PSHCE) and a vast range of experiences and initiatives (e.g. fundraising, Councils, assemblies, festival celebrations, sports, music, art, clubs).
The Curriculum is the entirety of provision at Westbourne: in-class teaching and learning, outdoor learning, educational visits tightly linked to the learning (including residential camps and trips), workshops, clubs (before school, at lunchtime and after school), local/national/international initiatives, assemblies, enrichment (e.g. Philosophy, RE days).