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The School Curriculum

Read below for the rationale behind our school curriculum.

Click on the tabs on the right-hand side to view information about each subject as well as view detailed subject plans.


Our Curriculum: Why?


At INSPIRE, we work together as a community (staff, parents/carers, children, governors, trustees and members of the wider community) to inspire success for our pupils.

Our curriculum has been carefully planned and organised to ensure breadth, balance and depth of education for every child in our school. Our curriculum prepares our children for life in modern Britain.

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum; we have also adapted it to meet the needs of our children.

In the design of our curriculum, we have considered knowledge progression and sequencing of concepts that enable pupils to build on what they have learnt previously.

With a very high proportion of children who have English as an additional language, early English language acquisition and the learning of phonics are prioritised.

Reading throughout school is also prioritised. The teaching of reading and promoting reading for pleasure are highly organised. 

The school is highly ambitious for all children to be well-equipped with basic skills in reading, writing and maths needed across the curriculum and to prepare them for the next stage of their education.

Mathematical fluency and confidence in numeracy is regarded as preconditions of success across the school’s curriculum.

We strive to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to all, including for those children who have special educational needs, in line with Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.   Children with special educational needs or disabilities also receive additional interventions e.g. speech and language.

Our curriculum has been designed to: activate children’s prior knowledge, provide first-hand learning experiences, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

We promote equal opportunities to all of our pupils in line with the Equality Act 2010 throughout our practice.

We promote diversity, celebrate difference and encourage respect for all through our curriculum. This enables our pupils to embrace the world around them and encourages adherence with fundamental British values.

The school values of ‘Learn, Care, Respect and Be Safe’ underpin the work of our school.

Our ‘Wheel of Well-being’ promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at our school.

Children’s mental health and well-being are important aspects of our curriculum.

Our free extracurricular provision includes sport and physical activity. This is to promote the health and well-being of our pupils and to help towards reducing the high levels of obesity amongst children in this community.