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Curriculum Overview


At Madley Brook School, our curriculum is designed to inspire enthusiasm for learning, instil curiosity and support pupil well-being and happiness.

We provide first hand learning experiences that are ambitious and allow children to develop confidence and build resilience. Our cross-curricular approach enables our children to make meaningful links with their learning and lead to pupils being able to recall and describe the knowledge and concepts in familiar, unfamiliar, local and global contexts. Our curriculum is designed to enable pupils to make connections between their developing knowledge and concepts, their prior learning, and their lived experiences.

We celebrate our own identity through the unique experiences that our curriculum provides. It is carefully planned with sequenced learning opportunities that develop children’s knowledge and skills in preparation for the next stage of their education and as citizens within our community and beyond. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Our curriculum enables us to build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community. It provides and acknowledges success for all children, in all aspects of their development and it recognises, encourages and celebrates all types of talent.

Our curriculum is enhanced by our commitment to Values-based Education (including British Values) and, through this, we provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated pupils, eager for lifelong learning.


Class teachers are responsible for planning the curriculum for their class. They make decisions about what resources and materials they use, and how they differentiate them appropriately. They do this using their professional knowledge and expertise, sharing best practice and providing support for each other, focussed on outcomes for individual pupils.

Subject leaders and senior leaders are responsible for designing the progression in core knowledge, skills and concepts into year group plans. They ensure that all teachers are familiar with curriculum expectations through training, monitoring and coaching, with a focus on ensuring that outcomes can be achieved by all pupils.


Class teachers routinely evaluate the progress of pupils within and across lessons using the curriculum frameworks to make judgements. They use this information to analyse how effectively pupils are achieving or exceeding expectations and to adapt their planning accordingly. Teachers provide Subject Leaders with timely summative information about the outcomes of pupils in their class.  This is recorded on Target Tracker.

Subject Leaders and Senior Leaders routinely evaluate the summative outcomes for their area of responsibility. They use this analysis to identify any necessary actions that develop the quality of provision in their subject, to moderate assessments, and to benchmark outcomes against expectations beyond their school.

For more information on our curriculum please contact Mrs Lindsay Wakeling via the office:

Madley Brook Curriculum rationale and approach

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