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It is our intention that an excellent education brings out the best in everyone, no matter their starting points. Our mastery curriculum provides children with the core knowledge that they need to achieve high outcomes, alongside developing deep routed morals and values enabling them to make sense of the world around them, whilst preparing them well for the next stage of their education.

Powerful Knowledge


  • A mastery approach, whereby knowledge and skills are carefully sequenced through vertical concepts so that each time they are revisited the children can deepen this further
  • Subject specific lessons are built on prior learning to enable children to make connections and build schemata. Progress is determined by pupils knowing more and remembering more
  • Children master subject specific substantive knowledge (key knowledge- the ‘what’) and disciplinary knowledge (key knowledge- the how) through deliberate practise and careful planning
  • Our curriculum promotes the mastery of language through structured teaching of vocabulary
  • Reading is at the heart of our curriculum and used a starting point to access new learning both now and at later stages within their education
  • Acquiring powerful knowledge and broadening children’s experiences to build cultural capital

Education with Character


  • Explicit links are made to allow children to question the world around them and form moral opinions
  • Experiences both link to the curriculum and beyond allow children to develop confidence and an understanding of the wider world
  • Our school family and class family ethos is at the centre of our ‘hidden curriculum’ teaching children our core values
  • Links with the local community are interwoven to ensure that children better understand the community that they live in
  • Learning through collaboration is a key strategy to allow pupils to learn from each other as well as learning teamwork, co-operation and resilience
  • The school is committed to providing Silverdale’s Top 20 prior to a child leaving Year Six


 The Best from Everyone


  • It is every child’s entitlement to be taught the whole curriculum
  • High expectations and aiming for excellence bring out the best in everyone
  • An inclusive curriculum that allows all pupils to learn
  • Challenge is at the heart of our curriculum, seeing children develop resilience to overcome challenge and achieve their best
  • A focus on ‘the little big things’ enables even the smallest of challenges to bring about an ethos of continuous improvement
  • Children having respect for themselves, each other and those around them is of great importance to our school community


 Leadership in Every Role


  • Job roles for children develop a sense of ownership and responsibility across the school
  • Teachers develop expertise through the development and fine tuning of a stable curriculum
  • Curriculum leaders are developed through high quality CPD, including new learning that is subject specific
  • A pupil Leadership Team that impact positively upon pupils voice and the school’s provision and ethos





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