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Curriculum Intent Statement

Curriculum Intent Statementcross(9)

Every Moment Matters

Staff make every effort to enrich the educational experiences of our children.  Our curriculum is planned to be not only educational, but also enjoyable for both pupils and staff. The school day is carefully planned to ensure children gain maximum benefit through an exciting curriculum and other extracurricular activities. Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge and lessons are alive with challenge and involvement for all. 

Alongside our two-year curriculum cycle - that is linked to the Cornerstones Curriculum - we have designed a local context scheme of work.  This is rooted in our geographical and historical heritage, linking to 1066 and other important events and aspects of our community. For further detail on this additional curriculum, please see the 'Local Context Curriculum' document at the bottom of this page.

We are enriching the pupils' curriculum experience by drawing upon our historical and geographical hertiage so making our curriculum sit within our community. 

Children demonstrate an interest and a keen approach to learning and this is encouraged through the carefully planned curriculum for all.

Through our Christian Faith, we acknowledge our responsibility to all, to enrich lives and show love and respect within our school family. We believe in lifelong learning aiming to equip our children to live life today and for tomorrow rooted in Christian love.

Our vision is: Love never Fails (1 Corinthians 13)

We aim to nurture well rounded, confident, happy children by providing an environment to stimulate young minds academically, physically, socially, spiritually and creatively. All we do as a school is centred on Christ’s teachings in the bible and Christian values.


For nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37)  and With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26)


Our Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can ' live life in all its fullness' by offering stimulating and awe-inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at its heart.

It is bespoke to the needs of the pupils at Netherfield CEP School, not only by focussing on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but by modelling the virtues given to us by Christ and by developing individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive growth mind set, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom.

We are a small rural school with a constantly evolving curriculum which responds to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing learning experiences and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Thus, we will develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.

Ultimately our curriculum is intended to:

  • Develop our head and body : What we learn
  • Develop our hearts and character: Who we are
  • Develop our actions and attitudes: How we live and learn
  • Develop our moral compass: Where we fit in the world.


Through quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary across core and foundation subjects, all children will be challenged to be inquisitive, compassionate, courageous and creative learners. They will have opportunities to influence their own learning through age appropriate and progressive themes and topics. Effective learning characteristics including being ambitious, reflective and imaginative will drive teaching and learning.


Our children will have a confident set of skills, knowledge and Christian values which can be used to get ahead in education and life more generally. In short they will learn more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more spiritually, socially and emotionally. Thus enabling them to be ready for their next stage in education.



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