Curriculum Aims

Curriculum Vision & Principles

Our curriculum vision is centred around our school values and is for our children to ASPIRE to achieve success.

We believe that the curriculum and the school are inextricably linked. The curriculum is the product of the expertise of our staff and, where appropriate, high quality published programmes; it is built on a deep understanding of the children and the community we serve; a desire to spark wonder and instil a love of learning; and is structured to ensure that children leave our school with the skills and knowledge needed for the next stage of their education.

Children develop a defined bank of knowledge across multiple areas with connections made to earlier learning to deepen understanding. These build towards a specific endpoint where children demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired. We also believe that our curriculum must extend beyond ‘traditional’ subjects and include opportunities for enrichment, sport, performance and an understanding of our local area.

The ‘Aspire’ Values guide a strong commitment to PSHE, wellbeing, diversity and tolerance ensuring that personal development is at the heart of the curriculum. Our ambition is for children to leave Atwood:

- enthusiastic to learn and curious about the world

- as confident communicators and collaborators

- as reflective learners and critical thinkers

- resilient and able to challenge themselves

- kind friends who celebrates diversity 

- as independent and creative individuals 

- proud of who they are