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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent

At Norton CEVC Primary School, we strive to promote a love of learning through encouraging and challenging inquisitive minds. The foundations of our curriculum are driven by the school’s Christian Vision, Christian Values and Curriculum Drivers which are intertwined in every aspect of school life.  We take pride in delivering high quality teaching and learning experiences to enable all children to achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of the curriculum.


A strong Christian ethos permeates through the daily life which gives the children a safe and nurturing environment. We develop and celebrate children’s personal and academic potential whilst broadening their horizons and helping them to make positive contributions to their local community and the wider world. Children at Norton learn to persevere and become resilient, respectful and considerate individuals who are ambitious, lifelong learners. Children feel challenged and supported and have the confidence to aim high and aspire to more.


As part of their Norton learning journey, all children experience a rich, broad and balanced curriculum that is coherently planned and sequenced in order to ensure that they have opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to adapt, think critically and flourish in today’s world. We provide a rich curriculum that enables pupils to see the world from a wide range of perspectives; a curriculum that responds to evidence-based research, feedback from the school community and data to ensure it is bespoke to the needs of our children and reflects the ever-changing world, locally and globally.


The curriculum ensures that vocabulary and knowledge development, creativity and problem solving, including well-being and mental health, are key elements to support the development of the whole child.


As a church school we have an appreciation, understanding and respect of the Christian faith and recognise the need to develop an awareness of other beliefs. Throughout the children’s time at Norton, they are taught how to respect each other, show compassion and take responsibility for themselves regardless of their differences.


Ultimately, we want all of our children to make a positive contribution to the world they live in and to be the best they can be.