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Our Learning

The aims of the primary national curriculum

  • To ensure that the curriculum embodies rigour and high standards and creates coherence in what is taught in schools
  • To ensure that all children are taught the essential knowledge in the key subject disciplines and master all aspects of each module
  • To allow teachers greater freedom to use their professionalism and expertise to help all children reach their potential
  • Content is slimmed down in all subjects except for English, Maths and Science
  • Teachers are not told what to teach, rather the focus is on the essential knowledge and skills every child should have, giving teachers freedom in shaping the curriculum to suit their pupils' needs
  • Children are required to cover subjects two years earlier than peers in top performing nations