Curriculum Vision and Intent

                                  ‘Through our values of  Respect, Courage, Compassion                                      and Friendship we learn to Inspire to Aspire.


The new Nightingale Curriculum is the result of an annual review process.  

We want children to discover learning, regardless of their starting points, that will enable them to have a voice and responsibility to shape their world and live well together. Our aim is to develop the whole child so that they feel well equipped, happy, ambitious and confident in an ever-changing world. Through our interdisciplinary approach, we will provide rich, meaningful and moral learning opportunities that not only equip our children with the Basic Skills but also nurture their identity, their physical health, their cognitive development and social and emotional success.  

Through our curriculum we aim to enable children to: 

  • Be nurtured as adaptable and resilient learners so that they meet their own ambitions and those the school has for them. 
  • Appreciate the uniqueness of their community and the diversity beyond it.  
  • Master the Skills that will be essential throughout their lives.  
  • Develop the knowledge and understanding laid out in the National Curriculum (a framework), adapted to the needs of our children.  

These aims are evidenced throughout each year and across the curriculum, which we constantly review. A variety of learning approaches, designed to uncover the curriculum rather than deliver it, are included. These aim to ensure that our children become active, practical and constructive learners in order for them to develop skills from enquiry and scholarship. It includes purposeful opportunities for our children to build on their prior learning in school. Above all, our curriculum provides children with experiences which allow for deep and immersive learning of new skills and concepts, regular revisits to allow pupils to practise and refine their skills and frequent opportunities to apply their skills in purposeful and meaning contexts.