Curriculum Overview

The 'curriculum' is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the pupils. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ or what the pupils learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach pupils how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

Teaching at Penkford is carried out across the Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. Across Key Stages 2 and 3, pupils follow schemes of work that cover the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 4, pupils work towards gaining qualifications that will enable them to have a good start in life after leaving school.

At Penkford, we realise that every pupil is unique and an academic curriculum may not always be best for him/her, therefore we offer an alternative vocational route at Building Futures. Read more about this in the Building Futures section of the website.

Penkford School will promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  Actively promoting the values and challenging Penkford School students’ views and behaviours will be at the heart of promoting British values across our curriculum.  Our safer Schools Officer has timetabled sessions and tutorials, which cover law and order and crime prevention.

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

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