Otterhampton Primary School has fully adopted the National Curriculum 2014. For religious education the school follows the Somerset Agreed syllabus. The Personal Health and Social Education programme, although not statutory, is a valued mechanism to develop the whole child and has been built into the curriculum in such a manner to be an integral part of it.
We believe that school should be a safe and wonderful place where children want to be: where learning happens both within and outside of the classroom. Children will be encouraged to enjoy life whilst at school and discover their fascinations.
Whatever their background they will learn how to shape their own futures and develop their unique capacities and skills rooted in their own interests. They will learn the literacy and numeracy skills needed for life and necessary to progress in their education. They will be encouraged to be curious and use thinking skills to innovate, be creative and problem solve. They will develop their first understandings of employment and entrepreneurship.
A primary education should set up learners for life, with the knowledge and skills to be well rounded individuals, mentally and physically healthy, with an appreciation for and a generosity toward the people, the world and the universe around them.
Since October 2015, we have implemented the Inspire Curriculum across the school on a rolling programme. This ensures that our pupils have full access to the breadth and balance of the National Curriculum, and that they acquire and develop their learning skills and behaviours in meaningful and engaging curriculum units.