“In a creative, caring environment, we all support and challenge each other to develop confidence and independence. As active global citizens, we are inspired to discover and succeed in lifelong learning.”
The Exe Valley Federation’s vision for education enables children to flourish in a creative and caring environment. This vision is realised by encouraging everyone to support and challenge each other to develop independence, resilience and confidence so that we can enjoy a lifetime of learning.
Our vision is that children who are safe, happy and cared for learn best and that their emotional well-being is every bit as important as their learning. Reflection, curiosity, joy, awe, wonder, resilience, creativity and spirituality are all part of our curriculum, even though they are not measurable in the same way as the formal curriculum.
Our curriculum gives everyone this opportunity and encourages learning in the broadest sense through lessons, projects, home learning, visits and visitors and using the world around us to develop skills that will last a lifetime. The curriculum comprises all the learning and experiences that each school plans for its children. The National Curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum.
The curriculum is designed to be ambitious and expects that every child will be the best that they can be, regardless of their starting points in life. We support children who do not have opportunities to experience the wider world through our teaching, visits and other activities that build a rich and diverse foundation for a secure future.
The curriculum shapes and determines what children will gain from their educational experience. It is the substance of what is taught and is built on the progression of skills and knowledge that children will need to gain to become responsible global citizens of the future.
For Brampford Speke, Silverton and Thorverton, The Church of England has set out a bold vision for education that is deeply Christian, serving the common good. Our purpose in education is to enable the children, young people and communities we serve to flourish as they experience education for wisdom, hope, community and dignity and discover life in all its fullness which Jesus offers.
BRAMPFORD SPEKE CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL makes full use of its unique geographical location. Within walking distance of The River Exe, the children regularly use the river to enrich their learning experiences whether it be science, art or P.E. Outdoor learning plays a pivotal role in providing personal and social development opportunities for our pupils.
The village has a rich rural heritage and this is reflected in our curriculum through educational visits to our local farms, learning about farming history, sustainable practices and managing the environment. The school and The Church work closely together ensuring that the school’s Christian character underpins the ethos of the school. The pupils share their learning, thoughts and feelings with the Church community. This combined with a carefully planned and comprehensive programme of PSHE helps our pupils to become resilient and responsible citizens that flourish and care for each other.
The full Curriculum Vision for Brampford Speke can be found below -