Curriculum Intent


Please see below for all of our curriculum information.  If you would like any further information regarding the curriculum, please do  speak with your child’s class teacher, or contact the School Office .

At Brooksward School, the curriculum is designed to: enable children to reach their full potential by developing a love of learning and an aspiration to succeed; provide a varied, supportive and stimulating environment and an atmosphere of mutual respect; allow the children build resilience and perseverance as well as develop interpersonal skills and become creative, critical thinkers. We provide a broad, balanced curriculum, offering a wide range of exciting, challenging activities and experiences to all pupils. This gives a firm foundation for future learning and encourages the children’s natural curiosities.


Through our three key ideals of Excellence, Citizenship and Innovation we aim to meet the needs of our children and the community we serve. Alongside this we promote the values of Learning, Creative Thinking, Safety, Perseverance, Cooperation and Aspiration and seek to nurture these qualities in the children within our care.



We have the expectation that all children leave Brooksward with the fundamental knowledge and skills that they need to succeed in the next stages of education and beyond.

We are committed to ensuring that:

  • All children will be able to read at an age-appropriate level and have developed a love of reading, beyond what is provided solely within school.
  • All children will be able to calculate fluently and identify the maths needed in everyday situations.
  • All children will be able to express their views clearly in verbal and written form, making the correct choices in terms of style.
  • All children will be able to understand the world around them and how this has developed over time.
  • All children will be able to utilise the knowledge and skills gained through our broad and varied curriculum to make sense of the world around them and make appropriate choices in their learning and broader lives.



We aim to develop our young people into mature, responsible global citizens of the 21st century. Our expectation is that all children will leave as individuals with a sense of belonging and an understanding of the world around them and how their actions can influence this.

We are committed to ensuring that:

  • All children can demonstrate the fundamental British Values.
  • All children show respect for themselves, others and their environments and promote this in themselves and others.
  • All children can understand how their actions can influence/affect others and use this understanding to make good choices.
  • All children make positive contributions to the local area and wider world.
  • All children understand how to work towards a sustainable future.
  • All children have a range of strategies to thrive in modern Britain.
  • All children understand what leads to a healthy lifestyle (both physically and mentally) and work to promote this in themselves and others.



At Brooksward, we understand that 21st century education needs to prepare young people for jobs that don’t exist yet, using technologies that haven’t even been invented, for which competition will be global. Therefore, we aim to develop resilient, flexible learners who are able to learn from their mistakes and can use a range of strategies to make adaptions.

We are committed to ensuring that:

  • All children are prepared for life and jobs in the 21st
  • All children will understand how innovation in the past has led to positive change in the future.
  • All children will be able to use their knowledge and skills to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
  • All children will become collaborative problem-solvers, investigators and inventors; they will be creative thinkers who are not limited by the technology available to them.
  • All children will be confident to present their work to their peers, their families and the wider world, inspiring wider thought and innovation.
  • All children are aware of the possibilities for the future, in terms of their own lives and careers, as well as in the wider world; children are able to share their aims and aspirations for the future.


Education is a foundation for life. At Brooksward  we aim to ensure each child’s growth; academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally. We believe that  the fulfilment of individual potential is the right of every child irrespective of gender, race or ability. The curriculum is broad and balanced and delivered in a thorough and stimulating way. 

The curriculum is the cornerstone of all education. At Brooksward School, we believe that children have a right to expect a curriculum which is fun, motivating, interesting and most importantly purposeful. We strive to develop imagination through a stimulating, creative environment where every child has the opportunity to shine.

The National Curriculum has three broad aims. It should enable all young people to become:

  • Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. The curriculum should enable all young people to become successful learners, who make progress at school and enjoy learning;
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Confident individuals with a sense of self-worth and personal identity, who are able to form good relationships with others;
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. Responsible citizens, who value and respect others and the environment and take an active role in their school and wider community


We foster an appreciation of the rich variety of the world and teach respect and tolerance. The fact that we live in a society of many cultures offers exciting opportunities for enrichment. This school offers united and total opposition to any form of racism.