At Hartley Primary Academy, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National Curriculum for English and Mathematics in Key Stage 1 and 2. In addition, we adopt the principles of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate.

All of our pupils are encouraged to develop as life-long learners through the attributes set out in the IB Learner Profile, which describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. At HPA we aim to affect change through empowering children, giving them voice, choice and ownership of their learning. We will develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

We aim to provide exciting learning opportunities, called ‘Learning Journeys’ through the delivery of six transdisciplinary themes over the course of an academic year. By following a concept and inquiry-driven curriculum, our children are given the opportunity to lead their own learning: they are presented with a ‘central idea’ each term and are given the opportunity to ask questions about it, which are then turned into lines of inquiry for the children to investigate.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges children to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts. By encouraging our learners to become more internationally-minded, we are preparing them not only for their transition into the next stages of their education, but to become global citizens of the 21st century.

Mrs. Smith | Curriculum Coordinator