Curriculum Statement


Spires Federation Curriculum Statement 2018/19 

Our Core Values are: Friendship, Respect and Honesty

 Our Mission:

 The Spires Federation family of small schools is committed to excellence. We hope to inspire all of our pupils to enjoy learning, make outstanding progress and achieve their full potential.

 ‘Small school, wide horizons.’

Here at the Spires Federation we embrace our rural location and small school context. We want to provide pupils with an exciting and varied curriculum which enables them to appreciate where they live, but make them aware of their place in the wider-world. We strive to ensure all pupils reach their potential and become active, valuable and positive members of society, from the ‘Small school, wide horizons.’ Whilst being mindful of our statutory obligation to ensure that all children access the full coverage of the National Curriculum, ensuring progressive acquisition of knowledge, our delivery model reflects our community and context. Underpinning this stimulating curriculum are three important and aspirational intentions, that reflect the context of our small, rural schools:

  •  To foster local and world-wide knowledge
  • To develop confident, inquisitive, independent, resilient learners
  • Deliver shared learning opportunities, impacting on a wider audience
  •  Make a valuable contribution as citizens in a 21st century Britain

We are committed to ensuring that ALL children have high aspirations and expectations of themselves, developing a life-long love of learning. We provide all of our children with the opportunity to cultivate their thinking skills; these skills are then developed so that they can apply them to the wider world context, ensuring purposeful and relevant outcomes, leaving a legacy for generations to come. Teachers are facilitators and pupils are encouraged to work collaboratively, self-directing their own learning journey.

We are developing these opportunities with a range of approaches, where relevant, all encompassed within a creative curriculum. 

‘The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think.’  JAMES BEATTIE


Please click on the link below to access details about the National Curriculum that we follow in our school and our school Curriculum Intent:

Nocton Curriculum Intent

National Curriculum