Children at Throckley Primary School value education and love learning; they understand that in knowledge lies opportunity. Learning is revisited and built upon to ensure a breadth and depth of understanding within and across curriculum subjects. Skills are honed over time and used as a vehicle to access new knowledge.
Children leave Throckley Primary as literate and numerate individuals who have the skill set necessary in order to thrive at secondary school and beyond. We see this through talking with our children about their learning and what they can remember; we see this through the links our children make across subjects and years groups when they talk speak about their understanding of a concept; we see this in our pupils’ wonderful work; we see this through the outstanding progress they make from their starting points with us and through their statutory assessment scores at the end of each key stage. Children leave Throckley with the confidence to try new things and make mistakes, seeing the opportunity that lies within adversity. Our bespoke curriculum has been designed to get the best out of each and every learner. Children are resilient, hardworking and driven. They have been taught how to converse respectfully; how to value the responses offered by peers by celebrating ideas that aren’t their own, and how to politely disagree, offering their own thoughts and ideas. They stretch their own thinking by asking questions of both their peers and themselves.
Children at Throckley know and understand their role in society; they have a sound sense of self and contribute positively to their community. They are tolerant and understand that everyone’s voice should be heard and everyone’s views should be acknowledged and respected. They leave primary school armed with the core values of respect, caring, teamwork, success, pride and learning. They are aware of their responsibility as a citizen of the modern world and have secure and developed moral foundations on which to further build.