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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life


Curriculum Intent Statement

Our pupil's' needs and backgrounds and our values for learning underpin all areas of our curriculum:

'Learning for life'

At Fawbert & Barnard's we want all of our pupils to enjoy school - whilst also becoming resilient, ambitious, independent learners who are prepared for a changing, global society.

We offer a designed range of experiences and provision which support a full spectrum of academic, physical, spiritual , moral, social and cultural activities that enrich pupils' lives and provide them with the confidence, skills and knowledge to progress to the next stage of their education.

We believe that our pupils should experience a rich curriculum which balances academic and personal development.  We recognise the importance of all National Curriculum subjects. Physical and mental well-being are valued and prioritised through our consideration of curriculum design.  We teach all subjects in the National Curriculum, as well as following the agreed local syllabus for Religious Education, along with a well-planned and structured program of personal development.  Our aim is for our pupils to thrive and achieve well developing high ambitions and the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life.

We plan our curriculum for security and depth of learning.  To do this, we ensure that pupils don't just cover the curriculum but return to the key concepts, knowledge and skills over and over - each time gaining a deeper and more secure understanding, so that application of ideas and knowledge across different subjects is possible.

We promote the learning and development of our youngest children and ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1. 

We promote positive attitudes towards learning, ensuring equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support.

At Fawbert & Barnard's Primary, we use the Ofsted inspection framework as a helpful starting point for making curriculum decisions.  The framework enables us to plan our curriculum work around three key ways of thinking: Intent, Implementation and Impact.


We intend to create a curriculum:

  • That challenges pupils but is accessible to all.
  • That is coherently planned and sequenced.
  • That is successfully adapted, designed and developed for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
  • That is broad and balanced for all pupils.


Further information can be found in our Curriculum Policy.