Exceptional success requires exceptional circumstances.
Our mission: to be the best primary school in the UK.
Our mantra: #EveryoneALearner #EveryoneALeader.
At Zaytouna Primary School, we provide pupils with a curriculum of excellence that is relevant for the 21st Century, and critically important to their successes now and in their future. Our curriculum develops a child’s mind, body and soul.
We have carefully constructed a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged, the cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our curriculum considers the fact that our children, in 10 to 15 years, will be entering a workplace where the jobs have not been invented yet or even anticipated.
Our curriculum provides learners with an introduction to the essential knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that can be applied across all subject areas, and in all educational, career and social settings throughout their life. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
We provide rich opportunities for the children to explore citizenship and real-life world issues, which at times they may have to grapple with to make sense of; this in turn helps them to develop skills such as collaboration and communication, and equips them with the necessary skills for life in the 21st Century.
Equally, the 21st century classroom has no walls – thanks to the internet, teachers with access to computers, smartphones and tablets can immerse their students in a world of fascinating videos, games, facts and creativity. Blended learning is far more than just a combination of print and digital materials. It personalizes the learning environment, allows for spontaneous learning opportunities, deeply engages students with relevant materials and facilitates flexible teaching.
Beginning in the primary classroom, blended learning provides students with the tools they need to become autonomous learners and prepare themselves for a lifelong education and a successful future.
Why do we do what we do? To inspire children to fall in love with learning.
How do we achieve excellence?
The curriculum is designed using a cross-curricular approach, as we know this enables our children to make connections across their learning, leading to deeper learning experiences. Through this approach, the learning is slowed down, covering less but in much greater depth to allow pupils to master the skills through each sequence of learning.
All learners are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is delivered through our four Curriculum Excellence areas:
- Language, Arts and Culture
- People, Places and Politics
- Health and Well-being
In each curriculum area, high quality learning experiences allow learners to develop and apply the core skills of:
- Digital empowerment
Whilst learning about our key Global Themes of:
- Rights and responsibilities
- Peace and conflict
- Identity and diversity
- Sustainable development
- Health and wellbeing