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Curriculum Overview

Designing Our Curriculum

Below is a diagram showing a model of our curriculum design.  It shows that reading, writing and maths are underpinned by our core abilities.  The core abilities are delivered through subjects across the curriculum.  Click on the link below to see which core abilities are developed through each subject area.

SPS Links between core abilities and subject areas (PDF)

STEM - Science, technology, engineering and maths.

Why is Personal Development at the heart of our curriculum?

  • Personal Development education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their well-being and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships.
  • All stakeholders agree that primary school is about teaching children to be kind, caring and thoughtful to others. Personal Development education helps children to be the best versions of themselves possible.
  • A growing amount of research shows that children who are emotionally healthy do better at school.
  • It can teach resilience and self-esteem which are crucial life skills in our modern world.

Subject Specific Information

For every area of the curriculum, we have drawn up our own curriculum intent.  These explain what we want children to achieve at the end of their time at our school.  The documents include what is expected to be covered in each class so we can plan to help the children achieve the intents in a progressive and structured way.  For every subject area, we have also put together some information about how we teach it at Scarcliffe and how we monitor standards. 

Please visit our 'Subjects' webpage to find out more about any of our subjects. 

Want to know more about our curriculum?

If you want to find out a little more about our curriculum, you can either contact your child's class teacher or email the head teacher ( and we will be happy to help.