Curriculum Rationale


  • Our curriculum ensures that academic success, reciprocity, resourcefulness, resilience and reflectiveness, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are the key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.


  • The curriculum celebrates equality and diversity, utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community whilst supporting the learner’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development interwoven with British Values.


  • Our curriculum is designed to provide a broad, balanced and creative education personalised to the individual needs of all learners and gives them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare for the transition to the next stage in their education.


Curriculum Statement


At Rowlatts Hill Primary Academy we offer a curriculum which is broad, balanced and builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all learners, whatever their starting points as they progress through each Key Stage. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the learners in our academy. Our Creative Novel Based approach enables children to make links between their learning and build effectively on prior knowledge. The aim of our curriculum is for children to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for the next stage of their education.

It is important that our curriculum considers the development of the whole child with the focus not being purely on academic success. Nurturing children’s independence and motivation as learners coupled with their sense of responsibility as future citizens builds on the key elements of our teaching and learning. The development of children’s wellbeing and mental health sits at the heart of all our teaching and provision.  For more details on this see our Health and Wellbeing section.

Our children have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through daily morning tasks (8.35 – 8.45am), school-based and external exhibitions, performances, competitions and events involving other schools.