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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum enables children to become self-motivated, creative, independent citizens who confidently express themselves and are well-prepared for life in the modern world.

 What do we want the children to know and learn?

Our curriculum reflects the ambition of the National Curriculum in developing knowledge and skills. It is designed particularly to:

  • develop speech language and communication.
  • allow pupils to accurately articulate their thoughts and opinions through the proactive acquisition of technical and non-technical vocabulary.
  • give rich experiences to develop knowledge and understanding of the world.
  • to build all pupils confidence, resilience and self esteem.
  • raise personal ambition.
  • improve fine and gross motor skills.
  • develop a positive sense of self and respect for others.
  • promote reflection, collaboration and mutual respect.

Each seasonal term there is a main topic driven by an ‘overarching question’ which will be answered, e.g. Would you rather live in the Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age? (Y3 History) by the pupils in an end of topic presentation.

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please contact our Curriculum Lead, Miss C. Bethell, via the school office email: office@westgate.kent.sch.uk 

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Current Long Term Overviews

 A graduated approach to support of SEND at Westgate Primary School 

At Westgate Primary School all teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all pupils in their class including where pupils access support from specialist staff and teaching assistants. High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils who have SEND. ‘Quality First’ teaching is a priority of the school. It is regularly and rigorously monitored and there is a focus on continual improvement of the teaching of all pupils, including those at risk of underachievement. This includes reviewing and, where necessary, improving teachers’ understanding of strategies to identify and support vulnerable pupils and their knowledge of the SEND most frequently encountered. Close liaison is maintained with all members of staff by the SENCO to ensure that pupils are only identified as having SEND if they do not make adequate progress once they have had appropriate interventions/adjustments and good quality personalised teaching. 

Details of the provision on offer at Westgate Primary School can be found in the School Offer in the SEND section of the School’s Website.