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Clayton St. John C of E Primary School

Growing together in God’s love

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Curriculum Intent 

At Clayton St John C of E Primary (CSJ) our intention is that our curriculum extends opportunity, raises aspiration, and equips children to live today and for tomorrow, supported by our vision; Growing together in God's Love. 


Rooted deeply in God’s love, we flourish as individuals and as a community.  Within a nurturing environment, we develop curiosity and a love of learning.  We learn and grow when things go well and when things go wrong.


In all we do we hope to be the best we can be.

(Ephesians 3v 17 - 19 and Jeremiah 17 v 7 & 8


Curriculum Approach

  • Our curriculum units are planned from the National Curriculum programmes of study.  These help us to create a curriculum that is broad and balanced.  We have tailored units to make them relevant to our pupils' backgrounds, interests and environment. 
  • Our curriculum is sequenced coherently to build upon pupils’ knowledge and skills throughout the key stages.
  • Our curriculum is designed to be ambitious and provide pupils with knowledge and skills to draw upon and develop their cultural literacy.
  • Our curriculum is adapted to support pupils of all abilities, including those with special, educational needs. 
  • We follow 'The Equality Act 2010' in all of our Curriculum areas.


Curriculum Implementation

  • Children ‘learn to read’ and then ‘read to learn'; this equips children with the skills required to seek and retain knowledge
  • By consistently using the teaching strategy of ‘I do, we do, you do’, children are well rehearsed in practising newly acquired skills, which in turn enables them to become confident leaners. In ensuring teaching is modelled and delivered in this way, we believe this demonstrates our high expectations of all learners.
  • Feedback is purposeful, timely, ongoing and instructional and gives specific instruction of what children need to do next.

Please see our SEND Section on our website for information as to how we comply with the duties of 'The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014'

and 'The Equality Act 2010'


Please follow the links below to our subject pages.  If you require more information, please contact Mrs Emsley through the school office.


Should you require further information regarding the National Curriculum and the EYFS Framework please go to:



The Equality Act (2010) 

Everyone covered by the new Code also: 


‘has duties in relation to disabled children and young people under the Equality Act 2010. 

    • They must not discriminate and  
    • they must make reasonable adjustments for disabled children and young people... [this] includes children with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer.’ 


Therefore, in accordance with the ‘Aims and Objectives’ set out below, Clayton St John C of E Primary School will work to be a fully inclusive and caring school which welcomes all children into its community. We will work with each child and his/her family in order to ensure they have the best start in life. 


Aims and Objectives 

In accordance with the principles of the SEND Code of Practice (2014), this policy aims to ensure that the school: 


  • Involves children and parents in the decision-making process 
  • Identifies and rapidly responds to children’s SEND needs.
  • Collaborates fully with health and social care services to provide support for children and families with SEND 
  • Has high quality provision available to meet the needs of children with SEND 
  • Works collaboratively with SEND children and their families to write Education Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan) that help prepare the child for adulthood 
  • Gives children with SEND access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is differentiated to meet their individual needs.
  • Has a graduated approach to SEND, whereby appropriate supportive actions are matched to an SEND child’s specific needs. 
  • Provides a ‘Local Offer’ of services available in the school which will make readily available information about the school’s facilities and support for children with SEND 
  • Ensures good governance and leadership of SEND provision 
  • Ensures SEND children are not treated less favourably than other children.