Curriculum Summary: Intent, Implementation & Impact
At All Saints, our intent is "to provide a creative curriculum which is broad, balanced, fun and effective - which challenges each and every child so that their full potential is reached in life, as well as in the terms of academic attainment and progress - to be fully rounded individuals and good neighbours; people with the skills to thrive in the 21st-century with the capacity to be fully contributing participants in the communities in which they find themselves", linking the Church of England's February 2019 Statement of Entitlement with the school's own vision and values.
We want learning to be relevant, purposeful and enjoyable while promoting the core skills of oral and written communication; application of maths and the supporting skills of information technology; working with others; improving own learning and performance as well as the development of problem solving and thinking skills. These elements are enshrined in our Fundamentals of Learning and are seeded throughout all lessons across the academic year.
While some subjects, such as Mathematics, are taught discretely, most others are linked thematically as part of a wider topic. The subject matter of a topic or theme is often developed or referred to in English or Mathematics lessons and the skills children learn in English and Mathematics lessons are practised and applied in wider lessons, which give them a sense of purpose and relevance and frequent opportunities are taken to allow our children the opportunity to write at length.
Our choice of topic themes is based on three factors:
To implement this, we have taken two academic years to undertake a root and branch review of the topics we study, to determine what is effective and engaging for the children and to decide what changes we need to make and themes to include to ensure the best possible education for our children, so that they are ready for life in the 21st century.
By the end of the 2018-19 academic year, we had identified the expected progression and vocabulary across each of our curriculum areas and began weaving these thematically into a first draft of our revised curriculum. The draft versions of these progression and vocabulary maps are published below. During 2019-20, the teaching staff are fine-tuning this new curriculum, linking across topic themes in Year Groups, ensuring that we have captured opportunities for all learners in our planning.
Also, during 2019-20, as we pilot our new curriculum, we are assessing its impact carefully and are using assessment evidence to adapt and fine-tune our children's learning opportunities further still.
Use this form to contact Mr Rhodes. He has overall responsibility for the whole curriculum.