Primary Curriculum That Brings Joy, and Outcomes!

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How does your primary curriculum transform student outcomes?

Discover how the Lion Learning Pathways is transforming primary education by seamlessly blending knowledge across the curriculum.

Schools are facing similar challenges

All schools nationally are facing similar challenges – recruitment, funding, attendance, and delivering to the highest standards – and sometimes, there are solutions to help tackle the most pressing of these.

Over the last two years, Daniel Constable-Phelps and his team have worked across three primary phase schools as part of an ambitious turnaround programme. Their recent inspection report, which recognised the outstanding work undertaken to transform the education for pupils, stated:

“The school has a highly ambitious, inspirational curriculum. This often exceeds the expectations of the national curriculum. Pupils’ learning in each subject is coherent, well-sequenced and skillfully linked to other subjects. The curriculum is fully embedded, and staff teach it consistently well.”

The strongest possible starting point!

The Lion Learning Pathways, developed by the Lion Academy Trust is the blueprint deployed by Dan and his team, that not only imparts knowledge and skills from early years to key stage 2, but has also been integral to the turnaround of the schools he now leads.

So why does the Lion Learning Pathways help deliver this?

Content-rich, consistently curated:

Every lesson across 11 subjects is structured and underpinned by a detailed lesson plan for practitioners. This, in turn, is directly supported by a sequence of content-rich online resources (hosted online by MIRO) that allow teachers to adapt the content to meet the needs of their children.

An emphasis on core skills:

Beyond subject-specific knowledge, focus on developing core skills. Communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity are essential for success in the 21st century – tracking learner-directed skills throughout the sequenced lessons is such that even from early years, pupils take ownership of their learning, supported by teaching practitioners.

Incorporate real-world relevance:

The curriculum is locally refined to reflect not only what is relevant to children in the area but also maps out how learning elements are connected across time and space – and then across national and international boundaries – the link between subjects and modules across all subjects is graphically laid out and readily accessible.

There are many challenges for schools to tackle – you cannot fires on all fronts – so, explore the Lion Learning Pathways and join leaders like Dan in using this as a core part of transforming education in your school.

We have implemented the Lion Learning Curriculum as the baseline for teaching and learning in every setting – and the results speak for themselves!

To find out more, come and visit the Lion Learning Pathways Team at BETT 2024 on stand SJ69 or come and see firsthand how we’ve implemented this at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School in Southampton.

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