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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Community Curriculum

The community curriculum is an award scheme, designed and run by school, which aims to promote the use of key life skills, for the benefit of others, at home and in the community. Pupils can earn bronze awards for their work in class. If they then take this work home and develop it with the family, they can earn silver awards. Gold awards are reserved for those pupils who develop their ideas into meaningful actions in the curriculum. We hope, over time, to change the way our pupils interact with their community, in order that it becomes an even more amazing place to live and learn!


We give our students the vital background knowledge and skills required to be informed and thoughtful members of our community who understand and believe in British Values. We are committed to the development of positive community links and we are proud of the work pupils undertake within the community.  


The Community Curriculum is an exciting opportunity for pupils to use and expand learning outside of school. We focus on the following 14 areas:


  • Resilience
  • Homework
  • Reading
  • Attendance
  • British Values
  • Enterprise
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Culture
  • The Arts
  • Sport
  • Science
  • Digital Media
  • Environment
  • Healthy Living


The Community Curriculum is given a healthy time slot each week - usually on a Friday afternoon. This is an opportunity for pupils to reflect on their work in the school, their homework, attendance, enterprise and community work. Our pupils have the ability to inspire their community and make it an incredible place to live and work!