Curriculum update
This year as part of our School Development plan we are reviewing and redesigning our curriculum. During our January PD day we began to work on our curriculum statement and discussed what our curriculum has to offer pupils at Dale Hall. We looked at what a broad and balanced curriculum looks like. We reviewed the National Curriculum requirements for each Key Stage and began to review coverage across our school. We looked at good practice in other schools and worked through the Ofsted Guidance too. 
All staff agreed that we are well on the way to developing a more immersive text led curriculum, focusing predominantly on skills rather than knowledge. Moving forward we will be continuing to use the Power of Reading to ensure that all topics are centered around by a high quality text. 
Our next step in our project is for subject leaders to create a skills overview for their subject outlining the skills to be taught in each Year group across the school. 
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Have a look at our class pages for our up to date Medium Term plans.