What is an Intent in Education?
Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework (EIF) 2019 defines curriculum intent as 'the extent to which the school's curriculum sets out the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain'.
At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery our curriculum ambitious for all children regardless of their starting points. We provide a curriculum that enables all children to learn without limits. It is inclusive and is designed to broaden our children's horizons, widen their cultural capital and empower them to be curious about the world around them. We teach our children the value of perseverance, self-belief and resilience by supporting the development of a growth mindset. We prioritise children’s wellbeing, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development by ensuring these are embedded in all areas of our learning.
We plan our curriculum in response to the needs and experiences of the children in our school. It provides opportunities to raise aspirations and drive ambition. It enables children to build on their prior knowledge and encourage them to be lifelong learners. The programme of study is ambitious for all pupils, providing them with equal access to a broad, balanced and challenging syllabus.
At our school we follow the National curriculum in KS1 and Development Matters in the EYFS. Skills, knowledge and understanding are mapped in all subjects securing progression from Nursery to Year 2. The delivery and design is planned to ensure a seamless transition between year groups and key stages, ensuring readiness for their next stage of education.