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Key Curriculum Questions

As part of our whole school curriculum review, we asked ourselves the following key questions:


KEY QUESTIONS: Curriculum Intent

Key Questions: personal development and well-being (SMSC)

Which knowledge and skills will our pupils need to take advantage of the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life?

What do we want for our pupils by the time they leave our school?

How will our curriculum develop responsible, respectful, active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults?

What end-points is our curriculum building towards, and what will pupils need to be able to know and do at those end-points?

What are we doing now that we value?

How will we develop and deepen pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance?

How will the school’s curriculum be planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before, and towards those defined end-points?

How will we promote equality of opportunity so that all pupils can thrive together, understanding that difference is a positive, not a negative, and that individual characteristics make people unique?

How will our curriculum reflect the school’s local context by addressing typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills?

What do our pupils need from our curriculum?

How will we develop pupils’ character, the set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others?

How will our curriculum equip our pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life?


How will we develop pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy?

How will we encourage our pupils to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement?

How will we develop pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities?

How will our curriculum support both our school and British values?

How will we develop an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through appropriate relationship and sex education?