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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Curriculum Intent Statement


Our curriculum aim


"To enable each child to become a lifelong learner, with the confidence to explore and discover, aspiring to high standards of achievement in all areas of their life." 

Our curriculum intent


  • Tailored to meet the needs of pupils at Northgate reflecting the historic nature of the town, its culturally diversity and the social challenges experienced by many of its pupils. 
  • Promotes community involvement as an essential part, as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in local events throughout the year, for example Bridgwater Carnival.
  • Provides both coverage of the National Curriculum and ensures progression from EYFS to Year 6 across all subjects.
  • Designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. 
  • Provides every child with the opportunity to learn which is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values, with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school.
  • Ensures every child is recognised as a unique individual by celebrating and welcoming differences within our diverse school community.
  • Provides opportunities for pupils to understand and develop our British values.
  • Provides enrichment opportunities to engage learning where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. ?
  • Promote positive attitudes to learning with our learning animals, which reflect the values and skills needed to encourage responsibility for learning and future success. 
  • Ensures that pupils have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners. 
  • Is flexible and ensures it is dynamic by responding to assessment performance (both internal and external), evaluation of pupils ongoing learning and pupil ‘feedback’. 

Children with Special Needs and/ or a Disability 


The curriculum in our school is designed to provide access and opportunity for all children who attend the school. If we think it necessary to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of individual children, then we do so only after the parents of the child have been consulted. Intervention groups and individual precision teaching is delivered where appropriate. Refer to SEN policy

At Northgate Primary School, we believe that each child has individual and unique needs. However, some children require more support than others do. If these children are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly. We acknowledge that a significant proportion of children will have special educational needs at some time in their school career. Some of these children may require help throughout their time in school, whilst others may need extra support for a short period to help overcome more short term needs. For children with Special Educational Needs and/ or a disability, in addition to the whole school aims, we strive:

  • To enable every child to experience success
  • To promote individual confidence and a positive attitude
  • To ensure that all children, whatever their special educational needs or disability , receive appropriate educational provision through a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant and differentiated, that demonstrates coherence and progression in learning.  Our school is committed in making reasonable adjustments to meet children’s individual needs
  • To give children with special educational needs equal opportunities to take part in all aspects of a school's provision, to involve parents, carers and children themselves in planning and supporting at all stages of the child's development 
  • To ensure that responsibility held by all staff and Governors for SEND is implemented and maintained.