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Holly Hill Church School, Birmingham

Our Curriculum

As a Christian school, based in the traditions of the Methodist Church and the Church of England our vision is to promote ‘Life in All its Fullness.’ (John 10:10). By this we mean we are committed to all round development and flourishing of all members of our school community.  We are passionate about providing meaningful, life-enriching and life-affirming experiences that raise aspirations through education, so that all members of our community are well placed to “use our gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us” (Romans 12:6) to improve all aspects of life for all in our community. 

At Holly Hill Church School our curriculum aims to:

  • Provide our children with a broad, well-balanced, challenging education which allows every child to thrive and grow educationally, socially and spiritually.
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning.
  • Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations and appropriate levels of challenge and support for every child.
  • Provide effective learning opportunities with considerable emphasis on active involvement; with meaningful opportunities for children to develop language and higher-level thinking skills. Offering our children a wide range of exciting and inspiring opportunities with visits, visitors and hands-on experiences related to real-life contexts, to engage children in their learning.
  • Enable our children to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations. Providing opportunities for children to make meaningful connections across subjects, to challenge their thinking and deepen their learning.
  • Explicitly teach the Christian values of hope, honesty, patience, joy, forgiveness, tolerance, thankfulness, respect, kindness, friendship, gentleness and love. Nourishing our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  Encouraging our children to develop strong aspirations and a desire to make a positive difference in a society faced with continual challenges that require resilience, understanding and a desire for peace.
  • Actively promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain.
  • Support children’s physical development, responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active.
  • Provide rich opportunities for our children to develop the firm foundations of knowledge, pride and self-belief. Nurturing our children’s confidence whilst developing their knowledge, skills, dispositions and values; enabling them to achieve their aspirations and make a positive contribution to their community.

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