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Curriculum Intent

Rushwick school follows the National Curriculum, but in doing so we make sure the core Christian values and educational principles of the school are able to flourish. The school aims to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to provide for varied abilities and needs. The science curriculum ensures progression and sequencing of concepts. Work given to pupils should be challenging and in line with the national requirements.

Our pupils are offered a very wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning and enable them to be successful in the community. We believe that effective learning takes place when there is considerable emphasis on active involvement, opportunities to talk both imaginatively, expressively and to explain and clarify thinking. We make meaningful connections across subjects. The school expects everyone to develop and show a sense of responsibility and self-discipline whether alone, together, at work or at play. We actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. We also provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about the contribution of Britons to innovation, excellence and changes in the world.


‘The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.’ National Curriculum 2014

The aim for our school is to create a curriculum that both reflects and serves the needs of the children within the community in which they are geographically and culturally located but which also ensures they are aware of the diverse and fascinating nature of the wider world.


The impact of the curriculum is monitored though a variety of methods, this may include;

  • A review of how the standards achieved compare to the planned outcomes for individuals and groups of children
  • Teacher led pupil discussions
  • Analysis of assessment data – both internal and external assessments
  • Governor and Academy Trust monitoring visits
  • Parental views
  • Monitoring of plans and lesson sequences to ensure a progression of skills and knowledge
  • Lesson observations and Learning Walks
  • Monitoring displays of pupils’ work

The desired outcomes of the curriculum will ensure that pupils are well-rounded students, ready to embark on high school education. They will be equipped with the foundations and skills to achieve success in later education. Pupils will have an understanding of what they have achieved and have developed skills to face their challenges.

The intent, implementation and impact statements for each subjects can be found by clicking on each subject in this folder.