In January 2022 the school started to follow the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC) for Art, History, Geography and Science. The PKC places ‘Powerful Knowledge’ (knowledge that takes students beyond their own experiences) at the heart of the primary curriculum.
Our curriculum is divided into subjects, recognising the identity of the disciplines we study, fostering a love for subject content that will flourish as children move through the curriculum. Our curriculum nurtures the minds of children who will think often and deeply. Pupils will be taught meaningful content that builds on their prior knowledge. Drawing on research-based cognitive science, there are carefully planned opportunities to recall and revisit vital prior knowledge and to strengthen retrieval from lesson to lesson, unit to unit and year to year. The knowledge base encourages children to infer, question, interpret, analyse, argue and reason. Most importantly, the PKC provides children with the tools they need to participate in their own education that will continue for a lifetime.
Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our pupils, it is accessible for all pupils in line with the Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
In addition to teaching beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum Programmes of study we are dedicated to widening the experiences of the children and ensure learning is enriched by trips out and visitors into school.
Should you wish to find out more about the curriculum taught at QPA please get in touch with the School office on 01234 352901 and a member of the admin team will ensure you are directed to the appropriate person.