In designing our curriculum, we considered our Intention, Implementation and the expected Impact. Crucially, our aim is to provide a curriculum that deepens understanding and accelerate the rate of progress for all of our children. Ultimately, we have developed a curriculum that is ever evolving to ensure a well-connected, progressive and fluid accumulation and embedding of knowledge.
Intention - Our curriculum intention is to ensure children have a clear, progressive pathway that provides depth and breadth of knowledge for well rounded citizens of the future. The curriculum facilitates exposure to current conceptual knowledge alongside historical events that spark interest and spurs critical thinking and challenges prior actions and beliefs.
Our curriculum prevents the risk of narrowing, providing depth of knowledge and has a clear focus on the building blocks that enable knowledge acquisition and facilitates progress. Our curriculum is structured and sequenced in a way that ensures children build knowledge and apply that knowledge with increasing fluency and confidence.
Through our curriculum we want pupils to gain and demonstrate knowledge that can be applied with confidence in a range of contexts. We intend our curriculum to provide our pupils with the resilience to tackle problems without giving up.
Implementation - Effective implementation of the curriculum is vital. We reflect on the key questions below:
By following our curriculum, we ensure knowledge acquisition and deepened understanding of concepts. We measure the impact of our curriculum through qualitative and quantitative outcomes and continue to adjust and improve aspects that produce less impact on the quality of education for our children.
Impact – To measure impact, we plan opportunities within our curriculum to reflect and gather evidence using qualitative, quantitative strategies. We continue to adjust our curriculum to ensure that we prepare our children for future global challenges. We use formative and summative assessment tools to evaluate pupils’ knowledge and ensure assessment information is utilised when planning for progress. Planning focuses on identifying gaps in knowledge and incorporating the missing chunks of knowledge in future learning.
We expect our curriculum to ensure every child leaves the school prepared for the next phase of their education, alongside an unwavering ability to be an upstanding citizen in the local community and beyond.