Curriculum

At Illogan School our aim is for our children to achieve their highest potential academically, physically, emotionally and socially, whilst they are with us. We provide for them a happy, structured, stimulating environment and a curriculum that recognises and acknowledges their individual learning styles.

We follow the Inspire Curriculum throughout the school, which allows us to teach subjects with an integrated thematic approach. Pupils engage with their learning so that they remain committed to learning throughout their school careers and their lives. Children have the opportunity to develop a sense of their own Nationality and culture at the same time as developing a profound respect for the Nationalities and cultures of others. We support pupils to develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens and to respond to the changing contexts of their future lives.

If you would like to view the Inspire topics covered in each year group please click here.

How do I know how my child is progressing?

Throughout their daily classroom practice teachers are continually monitoring the progress of each child. Teachers are then able to amend and tailor learning opportunities to meet the specific needs of the individual in the classroom. Three times a year, in October, February and May every pupil is formally assessed using National Curriculum levels. Progress is reported to parents in a yearly report and at regular consultation meetings.

Behaviour

Staff use a positive approach to managing behaviour based upon a system of rewards and consequences which have been discussed and agreed with the children. The emphasis within this is upon rewarding positive behaviour (catching them doing it right), rather than catching them doing it wrong.

There are many rewards in place for those pupils who make good choices including Smily Stamps, team points, stickers and Dazzle Awards to name but a few. In the unusual circumstances of a child failing to respond to the rules and guidelines in place action appropriate to the individual is taken including contacting the parents and encouraging them to work in partnership to address the situation.

Illogan Behaviour Code

Our behaviour code is based on the three RTime principles:

·         Respect everyone and everything.

·         Show good manners at all times.

·         Follow instructions with thought and care.

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