Southdale Curriculum statement

At Southdale, our curriculum is carefully sequenced so that knowledge is built upon between year groups and is revisited regularly to promote its acquisition into our children’s long-term memory.  We want our children to be inquisitive and passionate about their education and spark a desire for life-long learning. We encourage our children to have high aspirations and strive to be their best self to truly show the Southdale Sparkle. We want our children to be responsible and effective by the time they finish their journey at Southdale and move onto the next phase of their lives equipped to face all types of challenges. Our curriculum provides exciting, stimulating and meaningful learning in an environment where all children can achieve.


Curriculum aims of the school

Southdale aims to provide a balanced curriculum based on the following principles.

  1. To help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds; to have the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
  2. To help pupils to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast changing world.
  3. To help pupils to use language and number efficiently.
  4. To instil respect for our Christian values, and acceptance and tolerance of other races, cultures, religions and ways of life.
  5. To help pupils to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
  6. To help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations.