How schools can share the curriculum with parents
The school curriculum is set by the government and each individual school will be responsible for ensuring that the pupils in their care are given access to all the information that is needed for them to achieve the expected results in each subject. The curriculum differs in Early Years, Infants, Junior and Senior School ages. It is important that all schools provide information on the requirements in each stage of the curriculum to parents so they can support their children in areas that they might need help with. There are a number of ways that schools can achieve this.
Parents Evenings – these evenings are a great way for teachers to be able to share pupil achievements with their parents and it also allows them to discuss what upcoming areas of the curriculum the pupils will be studying. All children will be marked against set criteria within the curriculum and parents will then be able to see how well their children are doing and assess whether they might need some extra support.
Websites for schools – one of the requirements of Websites for schools is that they contain information on the curriculum. The content of the curriculum for each subject and each year must be displayed for parents and pupils to be able to access. In Key Stage 1, any phonics or reading schemes that are being used must be named and in Key Stage 4 the exam subjects and qualification boards must be noted.