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Our Curriculum

Loscoe Curriculum Handbook 2023 - 2024

Our school curriculum has been further improved and amended - Spring/Summer 2022.  

Our key priority is to ensure that all of the children in our school receive excellent teaching.  We know that this is fundamental to supporting our pupils, especially disadvantaged children, in making good progress in all areas of learning.  

Excellent teaching can transform pupils’ knowledge, capabilities and beliefs about learning. 

Our curriculum covers the National Curriculum, which is broad and ambitious, but our curriculum, at Loscoe, goes beyond this. We aim to broaden experiences, beyond the National Curriculum, and enthuse children by responding to next steps learning, evolving community issues and news events, cultural and extra-curricular/  enrichment opportunities (as outlined in our Loscoe Promise to pupils).

Our curriculum has a strong Christian underpinning; it is linked closely with the Church of England’s Vision for Education using our driver of 'Our faith can move mountains’ and the recognition of Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’.  Also teaching the children that we are able to achieve anything we put our minds too. This includes the pursuit of excellence for preparing our children to achieve the highest academic standards at the end of each Key Stage, whilst also preparing them to be world citizens of the 21st century. We recognise RE as a core subject and we follow ‘Understanding Christianity’ in addition to our Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus. Our values underpin all that we do in school, fostering independence and resilience.

Loscoe's Promise and Enrichment Plan

Loscoe's Promise


Our new curriculum is underpinned by current research:  

Church Of England Vision for Education - this vision equips and encourages school leaders to articulate with confidence, coherence and consistency that which stands at the heart of our inclusive, aspirational biblical approach in educating for Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity.

The Great Teaching Toolkit, evidence review:

Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction: 

Willingham’s Memory Model: 

What makes great teaching, Coe et al 

Teacher Standards: