Ellwood Curriculum Overview

Ellwood Community Primary School
Our Curriculum
"The school has developed a well defined curriculum. Leaders have thought about how pupils can remember their learning over time. Because of this, the school has made recent changes to some subject plans . Curriculum plans have been enhanced to demonstrate the precise intended learning and how pupils will learn this over time".

Our Aims:

At Ellwood Primary School our aim is to be regarded as an integral part of the wider community. We encourage independence and a life-long love of learning in an environment where each individual is valued for who they are and the unique contribution that they bring.

We seek to enable, encourage and equip each child to develop their full potential: academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We aim to provide a learning environment that is safe and conducive to learning through mutual respect and high expectations for all.

We strive to provide high quality teaching that takes into account the individual needs of every child. Through our commitment to the recruitment of high quality staff, on-going professional development, rigorous monitoring and willingness to embrace new ideas, we aim to ensure that all pupils receive an education that meets their very individual needs and that they enjoy coming to school. 

We believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and a willingness to explore. We believe that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced education that is right for them and aim to provide a full and rich variety of experiences for the pupils.

The curriculum includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but also the range of extra-curricular activities that we organise, in order to enrich the experience of the children and to promote their learning and personal growth and development. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

We are continually reviewing and improving our curriculum to ensure that it meets our children’s needs.

You can find out more information about the school's curriculum by attending "Meet the Teacher" meetings in the Autumn Term and by looking at your child/ren's termly topic webs.


"Leaders prioritise allocating time to monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the