Copley Primary School

Our Curriculum

Copley Curriculum Statement


Copley school has established clear overarching curriculum aims and principles that drive and shape all levels of planning, thereby delivering a cohesive curriculum throughout the school.


Copley Curriculum Principles:  

  • All learning experiences are rich in language, build vocabulary and oracy.
  • Children are encouraged to be curious about their learning; ask questions and develop as independent learners.
  • Children develop our EARTH school values: Empathy, Achievement, Resilience, Teamwork & Healthy Living.
  • Diversity and difference is celebrated and respected. Good social skills and emotional wellbeing is prioritised so children have healthy relationships and make good decisions and choices.
  • Learning progressively builds knowledge and skills through a carefully structured progression sequence.
  • Provision promotes children to reach or exceed their potential, regardless of their background, social disadvantage or SEND need.
  • Build cultural capital through frequent enriching experiences and memorable moments.


At Copley, the statutory skills and knowledge for each key stage are taught through subject specific lessons . Meaningful connections and links are made, providing cohesion within and across units of learning whilst maintaining the integrity of each subject.  We have ensured progression is achieved by identifying the precise skills and key knowledge that we want our children to acquire by the end of each unit or year.

Lesson time is used effectively as new learning takes into account prior learning whilst simultaneously revisiting key learning concepts that build progressively as the children progress through school. 

Curriculum enrichment contributes to building cultural capital for our children.  Educational visits and visitors are planned to support curriculum delivery in an exciting and stimulating way.

Each curriculum subject is led and co-ordinated by a member of staff designated as the lead for that subject in school. Subject Leaders oversee, develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their subject across all year groups and phases.


In summary, our curriculum delivery;

  • Takes every opportunity to develop pupil’s use of language and vocabulary; to develop pupils ability to evaluate, explain and analyse.
  • Is interactive and innovative with opportunities for pupils to discuss, question and share ideas.
  • Highly personalised; is responsive to the needs of individual pupils and cohorts.
  • Demonstrates secure subject knowledge and understanding of the whole curriculum.
  • Reflects our Copley EARTH values: Empathy, Achievement, Resilience, Teamwork, Healthy Living
  • Includes purposeful regular feedback that impacts on future learning
  • Makes clear to pupils what is expected and the intended learning gain.
  • Always embodies high expectations of what can be achieved.
  • Will challenge all pupils, though effective and appropriate differentiation.
  • Aims to develop positive learning behaviours through carefully designed learning experiences.
  • Is thoroughly planned and informed by assessment




If you would like to find out more about the curriculum in your child's class, please ask the class teacher. You can also find out more about each subject by speaking to the subject lead. These names are found at the end of each subject policy.

Adaptations to the Curriculum

In the SEND Information Report, we have tried to answer frequently asked questions that parents/carers may ask about provision for children and young people who have a special educational need or disability. The information aims to be clear and easy to understand. However, if you prefer to talk to a member of staff, please contact school and we will be happy to help you. Mrs Potter is our SENDCO.


SEND information report