Curriculum Intent Statement


At Ashover we have consulted with Parents and Pupils and as a staff team to identify key drivers that we feel should be embedded into our Primary Curriculum in light of current national and international issues and areas specific to the needs of pupils in our school community. These drivers are:

  • Enterprise/Aspirations/Budgeting
  • Local Heritage
  • Extended/Cross Curricular Reading
  • Extended/Cross Curricular Writing
  • Personal physical and Mental Health
  • Climate Change
  • Multicultural and Rights Respecting Education


Subject Leaders are developing a progression of key skills and knowledge in their areas of responsibility. These skills and knowledge are then used, along with National Curriculum objectives, to create a long term overview of learning. This is then broken down further to create a medium term plan based around a learning theme or topic. Ashover’s curriculum drivers are embedded through each topic and visits and visitors are used to provide pupils with rich learning experiences to enhance learning.


Pupil’s are assessed against these identified skill and knowledge objectives. There outcomes are used to measure progress and inform future planning.

National Curriculum 2014


The National Curriculum 2014 has been delivered in school since September 2014.

Under the NC2014, there have been significant changes to the age related expectations for each year group.



Letters and Sounds and Read Write inc phonics used in EYFS/KS1.

Spelling Shed is used from Y1-Y6.

Reading Scheme: Collins Big Cat (supported by Usbourne and others).


The school is part of 'Derbyshire Ready', a group of schools who are committed to developing enterprise through our curriculum.

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