'Wholly inclusive, striving for fulfilment, empowering the flourishing of our world.'
Inclusive - Our inclusive community honours each person and ensures they know they are valued and valuable. Spalding Parish is a family where all members of our school community care for each other. This is evident through the level of support that is both given and received.
Fulfilling - Through challenge and support, staff work extremely hard to ensure that children reach their full potential and set high standards, both of pupils behaviour and in the work they produce. We recognise that it is important, not only for our pupils to reach their academic potential, but for them to be given the opportunity to develop their talents in art, music and sport; allowing all to flourish and experience 'life in all its fullness'.
Flourishing - Working together we strive to make a difference for all pupils, for our whole school community and for the wider world. We value all learners and aim to ensure every member of our school community can flourish as this is 'life in all its fullness'. Our curriculum aims to give hope and prepare children for the future in which they can fully participate as responsible and confident citizens.
Our Christian values-based school celebrates curiosity and creativity [and I have filled him with my spirit. I have given him understanding, skill, and ability for every kind of artistic work – for planning skilful designs and working them in gold, silver, and bronze; for cutting jewels to be set; for carving wood; and for every other kind of artistic work. Exodus 31:3-5] through an inspiring, broad and engaged curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all we do [“they found him…sitting among teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.” Luke 2:46]. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in a safe, inclusive and nurturing community [If you listen to advice and are willing to learn, one day you will be wise. Proverbs 19:20. “…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32]. Everyone is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as individuals, preparing them for their role as caring and active citizens in modern Britain [Is there anyone among you who is wise and understanding? He is to prove it by his good life, by his good deeds performed with humility and wisdom. James 3:13].
Our curriculum is focussed on 'Making a Difference' - to the school itself, the local community and the wider world. This is underpinned by our Curriculum Drivers - Vocabulary/Background Knowledge, Growth/Mindfulness, Initiative and Possibilities/Community - alongside key enquiry questions to extend the children's knowledge and understanding. We strive to promote a curriculum which imparts knowledge; fosters curiosity, encourages growth and use of initiative, is language rich promoting the acquisition of a wider vocabulary and a love of reading, and builds cultural capital.
We define our curriculum as the totality of a child's learning experience whilst they are with us, ensuring that they are secondary ready and their educational journey undertaken whilst at SPCEDS equips them for the next stage. Together at SPCEDS we are on a continuing learning journey to support the children, families and wider community that we serve. We firmly believe in supporting the children to develop the essential skills for life in an ever changing world.