Our curriculum is rooted in our vision and ethos which arise from the parable of the Good Samaritan, and Jesus' teaching to "Always treat others as you would like to be treated." (Matthew 7:12). In the story of the Good Samaritan we come to understand how someone reached out and gave all he could to someone to whom he could have turned his back. This underpins everything we do and are in the school.
From this foundation come our values, or 'Keevil Characteristics' of Resilience, Diligence, Problem-Solving, Communication, Learning and Team-Work. Whatever activity or lesson the children are engaged in, we are endeavouring to develop these characteristics within them. Through doing this we are supporting our children to grow into adults who are polite, respectful, grateful and who put others before themselves.
We teach our Behaviour Curriculum explicitly as we do all National Curriculum subjects. This begins at the start of the school year in September, and is re-visited regularly throughout the year, particularly at the start of each new term. This ensures that children learn the content of the curriculum so that they can recall the information and more importantly act upon it.
Teachers also demonstrate these behaviours and ensure that pupils have many opportunities to practise these. They ensure that high standards of behaviour are continuously maintained. By doing this we support each other to create a culture where pupils feel safe and are able to learn in an optimised environment and where teachers are free to teach unimpeded.
All aspects of our Behaviour Curriculum are delivered whilst following the school’s Behaviour Policy. To see our policies, click here.
Through explicit teaching, modelling and practice of expected behaviour and the maintenance of consistent routines, we enable children to be polite and respectful of others. They are also able to understand and know how to live out our ethos of always treating others as they would like to be treated. This creates an environment in school which is calm and friendly, and allows all children to flourish both personally and academically.
For more information about our Behaviour Curriculum please see the document below.