Vision and Values

Every child enjoys their education and their success is built on a solid base of being Safe, Kind and Respectful. Pupils receive an excellent quality of education that allows them to Dream, Aspire and Succeed in their lives.

Curriculum Vision

The curriculum builds a broad range of thinking skills and characteristics that prepare pupils for the next stage of their education and future lives. Pupils acquire, retain and recall a wide body of knowledge.

Curriculum Principles

Pupils to be encouraged to be highly ambitious for their futures through a wide range of opportunities that inspire pupils to achieve their full potential.

Curriculum Drivers

The majority of our pupils are well-supported at home and enter Foundation Stage school-ready, therefore the implementation of the school’s curriculum must translate into highly aspirational outcomes. Education of the whole child is key in order for pupils to successfully take their place in Modern Society.

Curriculum Intent

In order to ensure our pupils reach their full potential, our approach to the curriculum is underpinned by the acquisition of skills and characteristics that educate the whole child and allow them to succeed in their future lives. At Rush Common School this means pupils grow into:

  • Effective communicators – they speak, write and present for different purposes and audiences, as well as being able to collaborate and work cooperatively with others.
  • Critical thinkers – they solve problems, analyse texts, think logically and systematically and are able to test out ideas.
  • Creative learners – they appreciate culture through art, music and drama and generate original ideas through thinking from different perspectives.
  • Knowledgeable learners – they have a thirst for knowledge, know and remember more, conduct independent research and make connections across the curriculum.
  • Self-aware and empathetic pupils – they develop a healthy body and mind, know their own strengths and areas for development as a learner, appreciate their community and different cultures and religions, as well as maintain positive relationships with others.
  • Confident learners – they have the strength of character to demonstrate resilience, independence and perseverance.