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Our Curriculum

At Ryhope Infant School Academy, the Headteacher, staff and Governors believe that the provision of a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which to learn and develop, will enable children to acquire skills, knowledge, understanding and personal effectiveness, to become confident, independent learners.

We offer a rich and varied curriculum built upon a strong foundation of basic skills teaching whilst providing creative opportunities for all children to think critically, when applying their knowledge and skills to explore the world in which they live.

We believe that ‘Personalised Learning’ should be at the heart of everything we do therefore children are provided with opportunities to initiate their own learning and to use and apply the basic skills of reading, writing and maths that they have been taught as well as providing a structured curriculum which has basic skills at the core and gives children opportunities to apply knowledge, concepts and skills across all subjects.

At Ryhope Infant School Academy we also believe that all children should receive high-quality teaching at all times. This means that teaching is centred on learning and the learner and underpinned by a belief that all children can succeed.

The range of teaching approaches employed include child initiated activities, practical and reflective activities, individual, group and whole class learning; these are supported by a wide variety of written published material at an appropriate level. We also offer enrichment opportunities during curriculum time for sport, music and drama.

Our ultimate goal is for each child to achieve personal goals within all aspects of learning; to be literate and numerate, and to explore how the world works through age-appropriate experiences. We believe children learn best when all their senses are engaged and tasks are relevant to their own lives. Visits and visitors also provide first hand experiences for children to explore and make sense of their world.

Our curriculum is outlined in more detail in our ‘Ryhope Infant School Academy Curriculum’ document.

The government is determined that no child leaves primary school unable to read and reading is a priority for our school.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.