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Curriculum Approach

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact


We are very proud of the wide ranging and stimulating curriculum we offer. It is broad and balanced and it also allows for depth of teaching and learning. It promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


Our intentions as listed below are supported by our Gem Project, which develops the positive learning behaviours of our learners.


Intention 1: Develop our learners learning: To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and artistically.


Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners: To develop learners to have a holistic set of values that prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community. To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills, understand society and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others.


Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners: Through the Gem Project develop the behaviours learners need to succeed in the world such as concentration, perseverance, a sense of responsibility, kindness, co-operation, honesty, the enjoyment of learning, independence and curiosity with a good understanding of healthy lifestyles.


Through our ‘Gem Project’ we explore:


  • How pupils can develop more positive learning habits and so impact on their levels of attainment and achievement over time
  • How thinking positively about yourself and others can dramatically impact on your ability to learn
  • How building up courage helps so that pupils (and adults) are not as fearful when it comes to taking risks in their learning when the possible outcome might be making a mistake
  • How to enable pupils to cope with disappointment in learning or generally just not getting their own way.

Curriculum Implementation


Every school must deliver the National Curriculum, which forms part of our whole school curriculum.


For more information about our curriculum, please click on the links below.



We strive to ensure that our children’s attainment and progress in core and foundation subjects is in line with or exceeding their potential when we consider the varied starting points of children. We measure this carefully using a range of materials, but always considering Age Related Expectations. We review progress termly to ensure that we are tracking each child so that we can take swift action if there are changes in the rate of progress. We intend that the impact is that children will be academically and physically prepared for the next stage of their education and ready for life in Modern Britain and the world.


We want our learners to be fully rounded individuals with a clear understanding of complex values like equality, friendship, trust and many others. Only by really learning what these mean will our learners be able to develop a character that prepares them for living in the community demonstrating tolerance and equality. We measure this not just by the work our children produce, but in the behaviours we see each and every day in all learners on the playground, in corridors, and in the many roles we give them. This could be in a game or disagreement, or in class in a complex learning challenge. The impact should be that children don’t give up, are highly motivated to succeed and achieve and are equipped with all the personal skills to do this.