Gatton Primary School is committed to delivering a broad and balanced, high quality curriculum provision for all learners. Our schemes of work are well developed to offer a wide range of rich experiences to help achieve the best possible outcomes for our pupils during their time at the school.
We believe children’s personal development and growth is very important. We therefore aim to provide meaningful opportunities for pupils to develop a strong sense of moral purpose and respect for others. They are involved in shaping our provision, being encouraged to build a sense of responsibility for the school, community and the environment.
Our curriculum drivers
2. Healthy lives
4. Spiritual / moral
As citizens of the future, our pupils are taught to apply values and deep knowledge and skills across all curriculum areas to make a difference to others in the school and wider community.
The school is passionate about working in partnership with parents for the benefit of the pupils. Parental engagement and involvement is highly valued and promoted.
Foster strong links with external partners to sharing skills, values, experiences, cultures and expertise to enhance the learning experiences of our pupils and ensure the best possible outcomes.
Citizenship – making a difference
School Council (KS2)
Parents: homework programme, assemblies, workshops, cafés, coffee mornings, PTA
Tooting and Balham libraries
Local partnerships e.g. local schools, St Augustine Church, St Georges, BATCA, food bank, charities, Nightingale Care Home
Local community garden
The Big Draw
High regard is given to our children’s mental and physical health and development.
It is important for our pupils to develop a strong knowledge of health and fitness, personal safety and wellbeing as important aspects of a successful life.
This is reflected in our curriculum and enrichment activities.
High quality PE offer including swimming across KS2
Experience of wide range of physical activities
Enrichment events: Daily Mile, sports day including
Tooting Athletics track (KS2)
Scooter training (Rec and KS1)
Play leaders (Y5)
ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support)
Zones of regulation
Specialist support to meet health and wellbeing needs e.g. ELSA, bereavement counselling, CBT, CAMHs
|Environment||Fully focussed on enhancing and enriching children’s knowledge and understanding of their local and wider environment by providing opportunities for learning within and beyond the classroom.||
Eco Schools/Warriors (Y4)
- Taking responsibility for our school environment and understanding the wider implications of reducing, reusing and recycling
Garden project (Rec and Y1)
We are fully focussed on equipping our pupils with the skills and knowledge to face the challenges of today’s changing world by encouraging communication, personal growth and confidence at all levels and a respect for all the creation of Allah. For example developing
Islamic faith and values
Awe and wonder
Religious studies curriculum (including Islamic Studies and RE scheme of work)
Behaviour policy e.g. Gatton Code, behaviour triangle
Balham and Gatton Mosques
Quran recitation event
3 Faiths Forum (Y5)
Nightingale Jewish Care Home and Synagogue (Y6)
Local faith trail (Y2)
Wandsworth Food Bank (St Mark’s Church)