The children at Prince Albert J and I School receive a broad and balanced curriculum, which promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge, understanding and a love of learning. The breadth of our curriculum helps prepare our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our core values underpin our work and actively promote fundamental British values. Our curriculum supports our children to understand the importance of mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds, communities and cultures. We provide our children with a rounded programme of assemblies, events and themed weeks, which contribute to the promotion of children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The Prince Albert curriculum is designed with progression, achievement and mastery of skills at its core. As children move up the school, the skills they gain are revisited, consolidated and built upon, in order for them to achieve mastery across the National Curriculum. Opportunities to make off site visits and working with artists, dancers, musicians, sculptors, designers and photographers further enhances learning experiences for our children. We immerse our children into the use of new and exciting ICT equipment and our teachers regularly use new technologies across all areas of learning.
We are very proud of our extended ‘EYFS philosophy’, which provides our children with first hand, creative and imaginative experiences. The children, from Nursery to Year 3, work in open plan classrooms that allow them to lead their own learning, make their own decisions, plan, and find out what they are interested in when they are not directly working with a teacher. Working this way has had a significantly positive impact on levels of communication, independence and social development, which are areas, identified as priorities for the children.