Our Curriculum for 'Life in all it's Fullness'
The Haven Curriculum Principles (intent):
‘God in all we do’ – Educating for life in all its fullness.
The Haven in Eastbourne (our place in the world)
How this looks at the Haven (Implementation)
We recognise that the curriculum encompasses everything children experience at school. Whilst our curriculum promotes high standards and accelerated academic progress, it is also about uncovering and nurturing the talents within each child, developing core values and virtues, growth mind sets and essential skills for life.
Jesus said ‘I have come that you may have life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). He calls us to a full life in mind, body, heart and spirit. Therefore we believe the purpose of education is to nurture and enable every child to thrive and to be the person they are fully capable of being.
Our curriculum for life in all its fullness is designed to equip children to be curious and confident independent learners but also responsible, resilient and caring citizens in their community. As they leave The Haven, we want every child to be ready to take on the next steps in their journey to adulthood with a love of learning, positive attitudes and a rounded set of values and skills to guide them.
Learning is closely linked to our emotions, we learn best when we feel safe and happy, so the curriculum is also about promoting happiness and fun!