Sir Henry Fermor School gives children access to a broad, balanced and creative curriculum, specifically designed for Sir Henry Fermor (following the 2014 Government Objectives) incorporating possibilities for local history, local geography and local science. The curriculum is constantly being upgraded to incorporate both the views of children and year group teaching staff.
A child who completes their primary school life at Sir Henry Fermor will experience a progressive curriculum, where they can build on their skills and interest from previous years. In this way children will be inspired to aim-high and achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum, whilst being given opportunities to enjoy their favourite subjects, where they can gain self-esteem and the confidence to become independent learners.
At Sir Henry Fermor, we follow a theme-based approach in the belief that when logical connections are made, cross-curricular, the children learn best. Each term, a ‘Stunning Start, Marvellous Middle and Fabulous Finish’ are planned by teachers to sustain learning and enthusiasm – these could be anything from travelling back in an imaginary time machine or embarking on an educational trip away from school.
Throughout their experiences, we support children to become ‘aspirational learners’ through our motto of ‘Inspire, Believe, Achieve’ in order to make the most of their learning opportunities. British values are embedded in our teaching through a range of moral, social, cultural and spiritual links wherever possible, including the use of democratic choices, rules and debates. Equally, as a Church of England School, the values of kindness, respect, care, helping others, forgiveness and compassion are rooted in all areas of our teaching, learning and playing.