The Curriculum

Our Curriculum Statement of Intent

At Crook Primary we want our children to “ believe and achieve.” Children only get one chance at school and it is incumbent on us to ensure that every child has a successful future. We aim to develop children who are skilled readers, writers and mathematicians as well as having an interest in all aspects of the curriculum. We believe that children need to learn to take risks and learn from their mistakes in order to challenge themselves. We also want them to have informed opinions and respect others and to be curious about the world in which they live.

In addition, in the Early Years and Key Stage 1,

♦ We want to become more confident and believe in ourselves.
♦ We want to learn to be independent.
♦ To respect ourselves and others.

In Key Stage 2

♦ We want to develop critical thought.
♦ We want to become ambitious.
♦ To persevere

We want our children to be happy, successful and achieve their best and have equality of opportunity.  They will be working in an ordered way to cater for all aspects of their development. All teachers will present subjects in accordance with National Curriculum requirements and programmes of study. Our curriculum is a mastery based curriculum underpinned by key skills and values. Topics are designed to reflect the interests of the children.  We want our curriculum to be broad, interesting and dynamic. We relentlessly pursue opportunities such as international links and working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Crook Primary recognises that the spiritual, moral and cultural element of a child’s education is as crucial to their development as an individual, allowing them to take their rightful place in the community as local, national and global citizens.

When planning and assessing, teachers will ensure that:

♦ Children are challenged so that they achieve their potential and that mastery skills are developed.
♦ The curriculum is tailored so that any gaps in children’s knowledge are closed.
♦ The learning objectives of every unit of work will reflect our curriculum statement of intent.
♦ Teachers will ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all children regardless of any additional needs or  socio economic background.
♦ The context in which we teach will reflect the interests of the children and aim to provide exciting, engaging learning experiences.
♦ Our curriculum will extend the  limited life experiences and opportunities of some of our children.
♦ The curriculum is organised so that children are able to retain the acquired knowledge, skills and understanding in the long term.

Basic skills will be taught throughout the curriculum so that our children have equality of opportunity. Our children, in particular need to be given many opportunities to communicate effectively and confidently.   


If you have any questions or would like further information about the curriculum then please contact the school office.

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 SEND Information

At Crook Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning.

The following lists our main aims:

Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.

Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.

Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.

Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.

To work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children's special educational needs and disabilities.

To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)

To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.

Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.

To promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels.

To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.

To regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice.