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St Andrews Primary School Enfield Head Teacher Personal Statement

What is the IPC?

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-11 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.
At St Andrew’s CE Primary School, we follow the IPC in Years 1 to 6.
This curriculum covers subject areas such as:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Technology
  • ICT
  • Music
  • Art
  • International

The IPC was chosen as a curriculum to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. The IPC takes a global approach to learning; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. Each year group is taught six ‘units’ which offer a broad and balanced curriculum. The units offer exciting and genuine opportunities for enquiry-based learning, through a systematic cycle of learning. Parents are actively involved in each unit; either at the Entry Point stage or the Exit Point, which involves the children demonstrating their knowledge, skills and understanding. The programme of study for the IPC units is in line with the new National Curriculum requirements for the subjects listed above. Assessment for Learning opportunities are evident in the planning stages for each unit.

 

Welcome to St. Andrew’s Church of England Primary School

We are a two-form entry Church of England primary school in Enfield. Our school vision summarises what we are all about:

Together we love life, learning and God.

At St. Andrew’s School, we share three core values:

LOVE, COURAGE and FRIENDSHIP.  These values are at the heart of everything we do.  We want our children to have special, happy memories of their time in primary school and obviously we want them to achieve their very best. To this end, we firmly believe that learning should be exciting, fun and engaging.

As well as the National Curriculum, we follow the International Primary Curriculum, which encourages children to work together to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in a huge range of areas, by researching and presenting their ideas to others. We particularly value Sport and Music at our school and encourage all children to participate in a wide range of school and extra- curricular activities.

As a church school, we explore our Christian faith through assemblies, collective worship,  RE lessons and Godly Play activities. We have strong links with St Andrew’s Church in the town and the local community.

Our website will give you a snapshot of our school. Please take a moment to explore and find out all about us.

Cath Mann
Headteacher

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