Curriculum statement

When children leave Pearson Primary School, we expect that they are academically ready for the demands of the next stage of their education and that they are highly effective at interacting with the world for the benefit of themselves and others.

Our curriculum is shaped by the five pillars of the HCAT signature and the three Pearson Key Drivers. These drivers help to make our whole curriculum offer relevant and responsive for our children and their unique needs.

Our three key drivers are:

Community 

‘Our differences are our strength as a species and as a world community’

Nelson Mandela

As members of a community we will:

  • Work restoratively
  • Strengthen our cultural identity and our acceptance and understanding of difference
  • Develop a strong sense of pride and belonging
  • Act compassionately and contribute beyond us and our school

Language 

 ‘Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about’

Benjamin Lee Whorf

As learners of language we will:

  • Share stories and learning from text in all areas of the curriculum
  • Develop a wider vocabulary and apply words in different contexts
  • Communicate effectively, though the spoken and written word, and through technology

Possibilities 

‘When you focus on possibilities you have more opportunities’

Zig Ziglar

As explorers of possibilities we will:

  • Extend our lived experiences and broaden our horizons
  • Develop courage to embrace unfamiliar experiences
  • Seek to identify possibilities from our lived experiences
  • Raise aspirations and prepare for our futures and career opportunities

HCAT Signature

Principle:
Promoting community,
Building effective relationships,
accountability,
ownership of own actions,
resolving conflicts.

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– feel they belong
– have a voice and influence
– challenge appropriately
– understand fair process
– resolve conflicts
– take responsibility

Principle:
Developing the ability to think, reason, problem solve and apply learning

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– are lifelong learners
– have a growth mindset
– can apply knowledge skills and understanding
– are ready for the next stage

Principle:
Promoting character traits to deal with the challenges of life.

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– demonstrate the appropriate key character virtues particularly resilience and resourcefulness
– contribute positively to the community
– have a social conscience
– are responsible citizens

Principle:
Developing the value of self and others, enabling a social and emotional place to learn.

HCAST Signature:
Community members;
– have a strong identity
– are happy and secure
– are able to empathise and care for others
– value self and others

Principle:
Facilitating a broad range of experience and opportunities to open doors

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– are able to broaden horizons
– shape their own mindset
– make informed choices
– have equal opportunities

Pearson is a really friendly school and is a supportive place to work.

Parent's comments

We are very happy with the school and our child’s progress.

Parent's comments

My child loves the school and enjoys her time here.

Parent's comments

Foundation teachers are great – very enthusiastic with great ideas.

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Thank you so much, our child couldn’t be happier.

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We are very happy with our child’s education.

Parent's comments

The teachers are always looking out for the children and they are nice to the children.

Parent's comments

We always have new challenges and it gives us the opportunity to learn.

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