At Shebbear our curriculum is rich and varied, offering pupils a wide range of different experiences. The broader the curriculum, the more opportunities every child will have to find their particular set of gifts and talents and build the confidence to shine.
We are an inclusive school and are academically non-selective: we welcome children with a wide range of ability. Our aim is to build confidence and enjoyment of learning in all of our pupils, which we do through the individual attention that we can offer them. However, we are also a school which promotes excellence and you can see evidence of this across the school - on the sports field, in the creative arts and in the academic classroom.
We follow the National Curriculum throughout the school from Reception to Upper 6, but broaden and adapt its scope to ensure that lessons are delivered to suit the abilities and interests of each pupil. Every child is different and our curriculum and approach to teaching and learning enables them all to achieve their potential. Our location and campus enables us to take learning outdoors where possible, providing depth and variation to teaching and learning.
We aim to provide opportunities and support to nurture the gifts and talents of all pupils, both in terms of academic achievement and personal and social development. We have a wide curriculum enrichment programme in place, enabling pupils to develop their skills and interests in different areas.
We also regularly introduce new initiatives put forward by our pupils and provide a vast range of opportunities for the development of leadership skills. Our co-curricular programme is broad with many of our clubs and charity initiatives proposed by the pupils themselves and put in place by our passionate staff.