As part of our curriculum work across the MAT, we wanted to ensure that within our schools, all children had the same opportunity to take part in a range of common experiences. During 2018/19 this work was further developed, following the publication of the DfE booklet:
Headteachers, staff, governors and pupils were asked for ideas for a MAT passport which were then collated and a final list produced. This MAT passport sets out the minimum enrichment activities that a child will take part in across seven years at one of our MAT schools.
We are committed to promoting children’s personal development and believe that this MAT passport will enable greater consistency across MAT schools. We hope that it will also encourage creativity.
At Chelmondiston Church of England Primary School we have linked the passport activities to our school values (in blue text) and shown how the different elements, including SMSC ones (in grey text), have been woven into our curriculum.
Further work has taken place during 2021/22 led by Head of School Improvement and a working group of Headteachers, to commission the Suffolk Children’s University to produce a MAT Passport booklet for each child in Key Stage 2.
At Chelmondiston Church of England Primary School, the MAT Passport activities are delivered through a range of curriculum activities, trips, themed days and other enrichment opportunities.