Curriculum statement

At Manor Junior School we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.  The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.


We recognise that teaching and learning is the core purpose of our school and the vehicle through which children learn is the curriculum. Shaping the curriculum is therefore at the forefront of Manor enabling all pupils to succeed. We are currently auditing our curriculum with consultation with key stakeholders of the school to ensure it encompasses the school values; Motivation, Joy and Success and enabling our school community to be Enthusiastic, Respectful, inclusive and that there is a level of challenge thus building on the school ethos.


Our Key aims of the curriculum will be to:

  • Ensure the curriculum is successful; leading learners to be enthusiastic, determined to reach high standards, be open to critical thinking
  • Lead our children to be confident, show self-respect, secure values and beliefs and show respect and tolerance for others and have a sense of ambition
  • The curriculum will lead to responsible citizens who show commitment to anticipate responsibly in political, economic, social and cultural life and be able to develop knowledge and understanding of British values and the world. As well as making informed choices with topical issues relating topic such as the environment
  • The curriculum will also enable children to have an enterprising attitude having a sense of resilience and develop skills such communicative, team building and problem solving.


At Manor we anticipate the Curriculum will be a curriculum of excellence encompassing the aims, values and ethos of the school, and is delivered with a high regard of pursuing high standards and enjoyment.


The Curriculum has been designed to encompass the following:

The 3 I’s approach. This has evolved following agendas in the borough, discussions with staff and pupils and existing pedagogy in the school.


Integrated –The primary programmes of study advocates learning experiences which are relevant, purposeful, and worthwhile. If experiences are to engage children, they need to be shaped by children's interest and enthusiasm. This means choosing themes and topics that will stimulate children’s thinking and integrating other subjects so that children are able to make links across subjects.


Inspiring- Barking and Dagenham holds a high regard for cultural education and the creative arts. The aim of the inspire aspect to is to bring out the arts in the curriculum, encouraging our children to be artistic and becoming increasingly aware of the diversity and evolving society we live in and celebrating the rich culture in  our environment


Independent thinking- This describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six coloured hats. (DeBono) Staff can also rely on Blooms taxonomy to develop children’s thinking.


Click HERE for information on DeBono Theories.


For more information about our school curriculum, please contact our Deputy Headteacher Mrs S Virdi, who leads on curriculum at Manor Junior School, by using our contact us page.




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