Aims of the Curriculum


The curriculum should enable all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Successful learners who …

  • enjoy learning and are motivated to achieve the best they can now and in the future
  • have the essential learning skills of English, maths, science and computing
  • are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems
  • have enquiring minds and think for themselves to process information, reason, question and evaluate
  • communicate well in a range of ways
  • understand how they learn and learn from their mistakes
  • are able to learn independently and with others
  • know about big ideas and events that shape our world

Confident individuals who …

  • have a sense of self-worth and personal identity
  • relate well to others and form good relationships
  • are self-aware and deal well with their emotions
  • have secure values and beliefs and have principles to distinguish right from wrong
  • become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves
  • make healthy lifestyle choices
  • are physically competent and confident
  • take managed risks and stay safe
  • recognise their talents and have ambitions
  • are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities
  • are open to the excitement and inspiration offered by the natural world and human achievements.

Responsible citizens who….

  • are well prepared for life and work
  • are enterprising
  • are able to work cooperatively with others
  • respect others and act with integrity
  • understand their own and others’ cultures and traditions, within the context of British heritage, and have a strong sense of their own place in the world
  • appreciate the benefits of diversity
  • challenge injustice, are committed to human rights and strive to live peaceably with others
  • sustain and improve the environment, locally and globally
  • take account of the needs of present and future generations in the choices they make
  • can change things for the better.

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