At the heart of our curriculum is a firm belief in promoting the values, dispositions and skills outlined by our 'Dhoon Five': a set of five qualities which we develop in all our pupils and which we believe will serve them very well as they continue their learning journey.
Those qualities are: creativity, energy, positivity, self-belief and determination.
This curriculum allows us to provide excellent learning
opportunities for children to fulfil the outcomes from the DESC’s
Essentials for Learning (E4L) curriculum which can be viewed on
the DESC website.
At Dhoon School, we are committed to providing a rich, varied and
exciting curriculum for all of our pupils. We offer a wide range
of opportunities for children to learn in different ways,
catering for a range of learning styles. This means that our
pupils learn to work both independently and collaboratively,
developing an understanding of themselves as learners and
recognising the ways in which they learn most
Our curriculum is creative
and innovative, with our team of talented staff able to deliver
high quality teaching and learning through cross-curricular,
theme based activities; an approach that our pupils find engaging
and inspiring, thanks to the variety and range of different
activities on offer, and which allows them to make connections
between the different areas of learning.
Our curriculum also includes a
commitment to helping our pupils learn to learn; we believe that
children should develop an understanding of how they learn most
effectively, reflect on their own progress and be involved in
identifying their own ‘next steps’, thus developing the skills to
be a successful learner for life.