Our curriculum is designed and linked together with our school mission statement and narrative at its heart. We strive to ensure that everything that the children do in school is linked to the core values that we aim to instil in the children who attend our wonderful school. Our curriculum is designed around three key pillars which are the golden thread of our curriculum offer:
Learning. Journey. Future.
The emphasis of Learning at HTPS is apparent in the sequence, coherence and structure of our curriculum. The experiences and opportunities that all children are a part of provide them with moments of reflectiveness and awe and wonder.
We have designed our curriculum to capitalise on and celebrate all our local environment has to offer. This includes learning centred around the Jurassic Coast (an area of outstanding natural beauty); Sailing at the world-renowned Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy as part of our PE offer and trips to The Tank Museum, The Sea Life Centre and Portland Cove all in order to appreciate and be proud of our local area. However, our curriculum is also designed to reach beyond the closeness of this community and to give our pupils experiences and knowledge about life ‘over the ridgeway!’
We also aim for our pupils to experience and have knowledge of the world beyond their immediate location. For example, our pupils learn about the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements.
Many of our educational visits are chosen to add to our pupils’ ‘cultural capital’. As part of our ‘Enrichment Offer at HTPS’, we commit the school to giving our pupils experiences such as visiting a museum, learning how to play a musical instrument or visiting RSPB Arne (nature reserve).
Content is taught systematically, so that progression within our curriculum is clear and so that children can link their learning together as they Journey through the school.
We are a school that is dedicated to developing the knowledge, skills and values of pupils with the goal to enable them to live fulfilling lives as global, national citizens of the Future. Our pupils are encouraged to take on responsibilities such as Sports Leaders and School Councillors. They learn to work together and to support each other and have a strong pupil voice.
Our high aspirations and expectations allow our children to believe in themselves, take risks and learn from mistakes and successes. We aim to develop Life-Long Learners who Respect themselves and our environment; work and live in Harmony with others with a strong sense of Faith guiding their Future life decisions.
If you wish to find out more about our curriculum, please read Our Curriculum Offer and explore our subject pages.