At Doddiscombsleigh School, we work hard to provide an interesting, varied and stimulating curriculum that will inspire a life-long love of learning.  Staff are committed to supporting all learners and getting to know children as individuals in order to identify and meet their needs.  Through excellent teaching, and regular and thorough assessment, we help them to fulfill their potential.  We have small classes for the core subject of English, maths and science.  This enables us to give each child the best possible chance to succeed.


Becoming literate and numerate is a fundamental life skill and as such, we dedicate time and resources to these areas.  Early phonics are taught through a very structured scheme called Read Write Inc and all staff are trained in its delivery.  It is a fast-paced programme which ensures that children are engaged, as the quicker we learn to read, the quicker we can read to learn.  This is built on in Key Stage 2 through the Get Spelling programme. 


We teach foundation subjects (geography, history, art and design and technology) through a topic approach to make learning exciting and meaningful.  We bring these subjects to life through visits out and inviting visitors into school.  Much of this can be seen on the main part of our website.


French is taught in Key Stage 2 once a week using the Catherine Cheater Scheme and children leave Doddi with a solid foundation in foreign language skills.


We are proud of our Physical Education teaching and use a specialist coach alongside our own staff to deliver a varied range of physical activities.  We run a sports club once a week.  We have received our Bronze Award for the Sainsburys School Games and are currently working towards our Silver Award.


Computing is an integral part of modern life and in our regular computing lessons we aim to equip children with the skills necessary to participate in an ever-increasing technological world.  This includes teaching children how to stay safe online.  We also use computers on a regular basis as part of our general lessons.

An understanding of multi-cultural Britain is important for all children, but particularly in a rural setting such as ours.  Religious Education teaches children about the core religions of the world.


The Early Years Foundation Stage applies to those children in their first year in school.  Such an important stage has its own curriculum as it provides the right foundation for good future progress through life and school.


Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education is in the ethos of our school.  We are a Rights Respecting School and hold a Level 1 accreditation from Unicef.  This means that all children are taught to understand their own and others rights and the impact this has on them and society. 


As a small school with a mix of year groups in classes, we plan carefully so that all children receive their entitlement.  These are detailed in the rolling programmes for English, maths, science, PE, RE, Computing and humanities/art/D&T.




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