At South Marston CofE Primary school we passionately believe in a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant to children growing up in the early 21st Century. We understand that the world in which they live in now will be very different as they move through adulthood.
We follow the latest National Curriculum (2014) but approach it in our own, unique way. South Marston embraces the ‘Creative curriculum’, classes study a topic or theme into which are entwined many aspects of the National Curriculum. Generally Maths and some aspects of English, such as spelling and grammar are taught as discrete subjects, however if meaningful links can be made to topics then we do so as we believe that children have greater success learning this way.
As a school we think it is very important that all needs are met. Our SENco (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) works closely with pupils, teachers, parents and other agencies to ensure that children with Special Educational Needs have the best possible chance to make progress and achieve. We also have a number of pupils on our Able, Gifted and talented register. On a daily basis class teachers plan to ensure these needs are met, in addition we also run a popular AG&T Maths day and AG&T English day. We act as a hub for other local schools, enabling AG&T children to work in partnership with children from other schools with similar talents.
Children benefit from up-to-date Computing facilities, with the use of laptops, i-pads and the latest interactive whiteboards.
South Marston CofE School has a long history of success with swimming. Past pupils have gone on to compete at a regional and national level. We are lucky to have our own swimming teachers which enables us to provide swimming lessons from Reception up to Y6, something very unique to us. We also have considerable success with sport in general, our football and netball teams having a great deal of success competing against large Swindon schools.
Maths Calculation policy – Please click here to view our Maths ‘calculation policy’