Of Intent

Curriculum Statement of Intent

Our curriculum is underpinned by our vision and values.

We aim to inspire our pupils whilst ensuring they are nurtured to achieve their full potential.

Our whole school curriculum is based around our core values: The Seven C’s of Charnwood.


The core aim of this value is…

The curriculum supports this value through:

7 Cs Icon Logos-Commitment

To show resilience and perseverance despite difficulties

  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum
  • Ensuring clear progression in subject knowledge and skills
  • Providing challenging activities
  • Making links between individual subjects and applying them to various topics

7 Cs Icon Logos-Communication

To be a listener, to speak with care and to have confidence to question critically

  • Allowing all children the opportunity to voice their opinions
  • Teaching skills needed to seek resolutions
  • Providing opportunities to communicate on a local, national and international dimension
  • Preparation for the future in using tools of communication including ICT

7 Cs Icon Logos-Compassion

To show empathy and understanding, respect and thoughtfulness


  • Being flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests
  • Developing the whole person - knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes
  • Nurturing and supporting the emotional well-being of all

7 Cs Icon Logos-Confidence

To be comfortable with who you are and with what you think and say

  • Encouraging pupils to think creatively and critically
  • Teaching pupils to respect others and the environments in which they live
  • Developing their physical skills and promoting their personal and social well-being
  • Providing pupils with the skills needed to be confident citizens of the future
  • Supporting transition between key stages

7 Cs Icon Logos-Craftmanship

To take pride in your work and learn from your mistakes

  • Stimulating the enjoyment of, and commitment to, learning
  • Encouraging the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils
  • Instilling pride across all areas of the curriculum

7 Cs Icon Logos-Creativity

To have an innovative and imaginative approach to problem solving

  • Delivering an imaginative, constructive, and creative range of learning experiences
  • Planning carefully to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum

7 Cs Icon Logos-Curiosity

To have a lively, enquiring and imaginative mind

  • Providing rich first-hand purposeful experiences
  • Using Blooms Taxonomy to deepen questioning
  • Encouraging pupils to explore indoors and outdoors including Forest School
  • Exploring values and beliefs of others


Rationale: Charnwood Primary Academy is situated in Lichfield in an area of high deprivation. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. A small number of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is 25%.  The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs supported through school action is 25%. The proportion of these pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average at 3.5%. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners despite their differing backgrounds. The vision and values have been designed to ensure all children thrive and leave Charnwood with the skills and confidence to successfully contribute to the world they live in.


SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Eduction of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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