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Curriculum Intent Statement

Minehead Middle School provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners. The primary focus of our curriculum is to see learning as an intrinsically connected web fostered to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ultimately to help every student find strengths and interests.  Our curriculum is designed to ensure children strive for excellence, have high aspirations and understand how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. There is a central focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding. Minehead Middle ensures that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain and the next stage of their educational career.


The curriculum at Minehead Middle is carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression; children’s knowledge and skills are expanded and honed through varied curriculum opportunities which build on prior learning and make explicit links to other curriculum areas.  This provides rich and diverse experiences from which children can acquire a breadth of core knowledge and develop a range of transferable skills.  High quality visits and visitors into Minehead Middle are also well designed to enhance and compliment the curriculum.


Minehead Middle School provides a highly inclusive environment where every learning opportunity is exploited.  The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. The curriculum has been carefully crafted, giving all children the opportunity to thrive and develop as individuals. Children achieve their potential through staff recognising and supporting children’s individual learning needs and starting points.  Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour.



How do we review our Curriculum?

Senior leaders and subject leaders, with Trustees, play a central part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. Teaching staff and subject coordinators work in subject teams which take ownership over the evaluation and development of subject areas thus enhancing the curriculum and the professional development of staff also.  All monitoring forms part of a feedback cycle, where areas of strength and development in our curriculum are communicated to make certain we are consistently ensuring the highest of standards for our children and their learning.

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

The National Curriculum