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Introduction - The Big Intent


At Sudell Primary School our curriculum approach is underpinned by three key drivers that inform everything we do and all of our planning. These three drivers help us to fulfil our aim of offering our wonderful children a truly world class education.


Our three curriculum drivers are designed to ensure that we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is rich in:


  • Knowledge

  • Experience

  • Social Conscience

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. Our pupils are offered a very wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning (Key Stage 1 and 2 ready and secondary ready), and enable them to be successful in the community. We believe that effective learning takes place when there is considerable emphasis on active involvement, opportunities to talk both imaginatively, expressively and to explain and clarify thinking. The school expects everyone to develop and show a sense of responsibility and self-discipline whether alone, together, at work or at play, and to support policies on equal opportunities. We actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. We also provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about the contribution of Britons to innovation, excellence and changes in the world.


At Sudell Primary School we believe that through clear, discrete subject specific teaching we can develop a clear knowledge rich curriculum that will benefit our learners, a majority of whom are from ‘disadvantaged’ families. Through combining this with our aims of making our curriculum rich in experience and social conscience we believe that we can fulfill our curriculum aims/ ‘big intent’.


Our children deserve the very best; we believe our curriculum offers them this.


To find out more about how we fulfill our duties in regard to the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and how we make the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs please click here.

Collaboratively, all members of our school family discussed together what we wanted a Sudell child to have experience of and develop into during their time at Sudell.


The outcome of this work was our ‘big intent’ document, which outlines what we feel is an ambitious, but achievable picture of education at Sudell.

We feel that if we are able to fulfil the aims outlined in our ‘big intent’ document then our children will truly have received a world class education.

You can view and download a copy of the Sudell Big Intent below.

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