-The curriculum in our school is inspiring and allows our children to experience a
of skills in a wide-ranging number of different subjects.
-Our curriculum builds upon prior existing knowledge and develops key skills in each
progressively and in a logical order.
-All of our children are taught a curriculum that allows them to excel and be
-The curriculum is relevant to 21st Century learning and provides our children with
skills required in an ever changing world.
-Within our curriculums, our children learn more in order to remember more
underpinned by expectations to master the learning acquired
-Our children experience a ‘hands on’ curriculum where they will develop key skills
‘doing’ the subject
-Our curriculum provides learning experiences that they will remember for a lifetime.
-Our school ensures that teachers’ planning builds upon our children’s prior learning
provides a suitable level of challenge through our subject progression documents.
-Knowledge organisers are being used to support acquisition of knowledge
By implementing the above we are striving for:
-Our children to make strong progress in all subjects
-High levels of pupil enjoyment and engagement.
-Our children being able to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills
apply this in a range of contexts.
Last summer (2022) we adapted the current curriculum to meet needs of our
learners. Following lock down it was recognised that the learning in some subjects,
at Calverton, had not been sufficient in key areas. It was highlighted that there were
fundamental gaps in learning. We used Summer 2 to return to missed units of
learning whilst maintaining appropriate pitch and challenge. A number of subjects
were blocked as focus weeks across the summer term so that we could provide
quality CPD to all staff and leaders can support teachers directly in the classroom.
The curriculum has been reviewed and we continue to work on the curriculum this
year 2022/23. Our curriculum provides a greater focus on developing both
substantive and disciplinary knowledge and we have a greater focus on the local
area, ensuring that learning is directly linked to the needs of our learners. Across the
federation we have used research to create curriculums, individual to each school,
that are underpinned by the science of learning and driven to embed deep learning
and reduce performance learning.
Curriculum long term overview:
The document below was created to identify areas of need in each subject following
lockdown and missed learning.