Intent, Implementation & Impact
Today we create, tomorrow we achieve, forever we learn.
To create a broad and ambitious curriculum which provides opportunities for all pupils to develop clearly identified key knowledge, contextualised vocabulary and skills in all National Curriculum subjects which ensures they are ready for the next stage of their education. We intend to put children’s personal development at the forefront and use a ‘hidden curriculum’ of experiences to engage and enrich their education whilst building knowledge cumulatively throughout the child’s educational journey. The curriculum will clearly define the knowledge children will be expected to acquire at specific points during their education at Meadowfield, the sequence of learning in each subject and the links in each subject and between subjects over time. The curriculum is based soundly upon the school's four values: resilience, ambition, communication and self worth.
Teachers define key knowledge, vocabulary and skills and establish the best learning environment and activity to deliver this. Teachers are mindful of the knowledge which children need to acquire and retain in order to build on previous learning through a well planned sequence of lessons. Each sequence of lessons is geared towards a clearly defined end point which is that the children are ready for the next stage of their learning. Teachers are clear about prior learning and revisit this with low stakes testing combining a cumulative pedagogical approach with the introduction of new knowledge. Teachers are constantly assessing whether or not the new knowledge has been retained before moving on in the sequence of planned lessons.
This will focus on how well our intent has been realised. We will use a variety of monitoring and assessment methods to find out whether children know what they are meant to know at specific points during their education at Meadowfield. The leadership team will assess whether or not the children have been taught the key knowledge and whether or not they have retained this in order to ascertain that learning has taken place. This must be in place in order for new knowledge to be introduced and remembered.