At West Thornton, we provide pupils with a global curriculum based on knowledge and skills that is relevant for the 21st century. These skills are critically important for future success. We believe that global learning helps pupils make sense of the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. Our curriculum enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others.
The six themes children are exposed to across all year groups are:
- Social justice and equity
- Identity and diversity
- Sustainable development
- Peace and conflict
- Human rights
- Power and governance
These six global learning themes are broken down into knowledge and understanding, skills, and attitudes in the Inspire Partnership Curriculum Map.
Global learning that values diversity and community is achieved through planning learning experiences and journeys linked to our five curriculum drivers.
The five curriculum drivers are:
- Finance and Enterprise
- Digital Literacy and Communication
- Physical and Wellbeing
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 it. This, in turn, helps them to develop skills such as collaboration and communication, thus equipping them with the necessary skills for life in the 21st century.