Kirklevington

Primary School

Happy, Caring, High Achieving

Curriculum Intent Statement

Our Curriculum Intent Statement:

Happy, Caring, High Achieving

At Kirklevington Primary School, our curriculum is designed to inspire enthusiasm for learning, whilst providing a broad and balanced education, which meets the needs of all children, focused on both academic and non-academic learning.  We are developing values and skills which will stay with the children through life-long learning.  Our curriculum provides opportunities for all children to develop as independent, confident and resilient learners with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.  There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual and cultural understanding.  Rights are an integral part of our curriculum.

Pupil voice is actively encouraged in all we do, and the curriculum is carefully designed around the interests and needs of each cohort of children, whilst ensuring coverage and progression.  A flexible approach is used to ensure that topics can be led by the children’s interests and needs, whilst still ensuring the key skills and content are delivered.  Assessment is used continually to ensure all learning is building on prior knowledge and understanding.  Our curriculum provides children with memorable experiences and rich and diverse opportunities, from which the children can learn and develop transferable skills.

The acquisition of knowledge is key, with our curriculum structured to ensure that children know more, remember more and are able to do more. We aim to build resilience and encourage a positive mind set amongst our children, encouraging children to learn from mistakes, embrace challenge and support each other. The broad range of curriculum experiences offered in school aims to identify strength and talent, in order for children to be encouraged to excel in the areas they are strongest.  In order to develop children’s confidence, self-esteem and resilience, opportunities to perform are integrated across the curriculum.  To give learning relevance and importance, activities are frequently given real life links and purpose.  All children are given opportunities for their voice to be heard, not just in school, but communicating with a wider audience, so that they know that they can make a real difference in the world.