Teaching and learning at Hudson Road is enquiry based, where possible and this allows pupils to be active learners who take a real ownership of their learning. The work set for all pupils is relevant, purposeful and matched to their specific needs and abilities. Teachers have the flexibility to plan for a broad and balanced curriculum by either teaching blocks of each non-core subject or weekly sessions throughout the term. All staff recognise that a good curriculum is balanced and wide-ranging. It includes all of the subjects contained within the National Curriculum and acknowledges the relationship between them. As well as the National Curriculum, including PSHE, we teach RE based on the Locally Agreed Syllabus; and for Sex and Relationships Education (RSE) we have a programme based on our agreed policy and agreed with our parent RSE support group.
At Hudson Road we also believe that a wide range of firsthand experiences and off-site visits allow children to explore and further develop their knowledge of the world around them. These are carefully planned for and linked prudently to the learning taking place within the classroom, helping to raise children’s future aspirations. For older children, residential trips are an important part of the curriculum and encourage learners to take risks in an atmosphere of trust and safety.