Curriculum Introduction

Learning & Support

Curriculum Intent:  By nurturing hearts and inspiring minds, we encourage all pupils to shine in everything they do. 

The All Saints Curriculum follows the structure, and matches the ambition of the national Curriculum in England. Our teaching staff have worked collectively to design a coherent, sequential curriculum covering all core and foundation subjects. We intend to deliver this curriculum at the highest standards to enable ALL of our pupils to acquire sufficient knowledge they need to be successful in their next stage of education.

At All Saints, we aim to create happy, successful, aspirational and empathetic young people who are eager for the next stage of their learning and ready to make a valued contribution to society. Our curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

We recognise that every child is a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning, using our school values and Christian ethos to promote positive attitudes to learning.

Physical and mental wellbeing are prioritised within our curriculum allowing children opportunities to exhibit spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. We aim for our pupils to be motivated about their future, recognising the vast range of career and further education opportunities available to them in their future lives.   

Curriculum Implementation

Our staff have designed a holistic curriculum which balances the national expectations with a range of experiences allowing our children to flourish. Specific planning allows the curriculum to be delivered in a way which encourages pupils to enjoy, progress, and excel.  

The All Saints Primary School curriculum has high expectations to combine deep knowledge and understanding with transferable skills. Its delivery allows pupils to develop a wide breadth of vocabulary and opportunities to apply knowledge and skills. This is supported by stimulating classroom environments which engage quality thinking and reasoning. Teaching and learning is responsive to children’s needs with teachers displaying a deep understanding of effective pedagogy.  

Through the school’s approach to home learning, pupils are provided with opportunities to consolidate as well as deepen their learning further.

Curriculum Impact

At All Saints Primary School, we use a wide range of monitoring strategies throughout the year to measure the impact of the curriculum. Our leaders and governors monitor individual subjects: reviewing learning, evaluating pupil voice and providing individual feedback to move practice forward (celebrating positives and highlighting areas of development).

Teachers use assessment for learning strategies to evaluate, adjust, and maximise the impact of the curriculum on pupil outcomes. Our whole school team works together to reflect upon our curriculum and share outcomes driving forward next steps. In doing so, we take into account the outcomes of various monitoring activities together with available summative assessment information. 

As a small rural school, we believe our children possess unique talents, skills and qualities. As such, they have the right to succeed, the right to recognise their own greatness and the right to develop who they are in a respectful and nurturing environment.

Nigel Roberts