Curriculum Statement

Within the Small Schools Hub (SSH) It is our intent for your child/ren to access  an exciting and vibrant curriculum that will support them to become independent, resilient, well rounded learners that have the soft skills necessary to become successful adults capable of taking opportunities beyond their environment. 

We do this by (implement) ensuring that we deliver a rich and diverse  curriculum that goes beyond the requirements of the national curriculum.  We organise the curriculum on a rolling programme basis so children encounter different areas of learning throughout their time with us.  We structure our learning using a cyclical approach which allows children to revisit and build upon prior knowledge and skills.  To ensure that we are maximising the opportunities for your child/ren we are able to draw on the experience of the Redstart Learning Partnership subject leads who are able to provide continuous professional learning (CPL) and support for the staff within the SSH.  We also use the strength within the SSH and work with colleagues from * and *  for our own subject leadership.

The  outcome (impact) will be an exciting curriculum that meets the needs of your child/ren built upon these 5 key foundations

Subject Knowledge 

Through research and quality professional development, our teachers are experts in the  subjects that they are teaching. Their passion and depth of understanding will ensure that  the children are enthused and inspired by their new found knowledge. Each year of  teaching will build upon the prior learning set down. 



‘Metacognition’ is the process of thinking about thinking. In all our learning, we provide  children with the metacognitive tools (or ‘thinking’ tools) that they need to organise their  understanding. By engaging with our curriculum, we will teach our children to become  critical and resilient thinkers who are not only confident to ask questions, but who are  informed and articulate enough to ask the right questions.  


Polished Products 

Throughout the curriculum, children’s learning will work towards a purposeful final product.  We believe that there is much learning in the process of evaluating and editing. Carefully  considered feedback from adults enables children to make substantial progress when  planning, developing, honing and producing a finished product.  


Oracy and Vocabulary 

A love of language and effective communication is central to our curriculum. We ensure  that our children speak with enthusiasm from their earliest years and rapidly acquire the skills  that they need to be confident, but considered and considerate orators.  



Providing our children with memorable experiences is key to our curriculum offer. All children have the opportunity to take part in Forest School.  We ensure  that learning is supplemented with visits and trips, encounters and adventures  which will equip them with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need for a successful,  happy and productive life.  After school clubs vary each term which include sports, music, creative arts and computing.  As part of the Redstart Learning Partnership we have close links with other Primary schools which allows the children to participate in larger events and experience competition.

We value our links with the community and regularly invite speakers to visit and enrich the children’s learning.  Our values of excellence, courage, collaborative service and compassion are the underpinning moral principles of which our students pride themselves on.



Curriculum Progression
Curriculum Skills & Knowledge Overview
Curriculum Statements


Page Downloads Date  
Ashill Intent statement January 2020 10th Jan 2020 Download
KS2 4 Year Rolling Curriculum 14th Nov 2021 Download
KS2 Further curriculum information 21st Sep 2018 Download
Remote Learning Plan 2020/21 23rd Oct 2020 Download
Remote Learning Plan Update January 2021 22nd Jan 2021 Download
Ashill Reading spine 15th Feb 2022 Download
KS1 3 Year Rolling Curriculum 13th May 2022 Download
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