Curriculum Statement

The Winstanley School Curriculum Intent

“SHINE brighter than you thought you could…”

All aspects of our SHINE values underpin our curriculum which is designed to drive positivity and aspiration, to broaden horizons and develop confidence and resilience. We believe all experiences, academic, social and cultural are learning opportunities. Our inclusive curriculum is designed to ensure all students can successfully access ambitious futures. As we continue to develop our disciplinary curriculum to include deepening understanding of metacognition and improving long term memory all subjects have a focus on core pillars:

● Developing literate learners
● Using effective feedback
● Contextualising learning within and beyond the classroom
● Understanding and developing disciplinary learning conventions
● Actively teaching character development
● Developing a growth mind set

Additionally our character and culture curriculum focuses on:

● Developing positive attitudes
● Developing character
● Framing opportunities to understand the world around us
● Promoting positive well-being and mental health
● Developing positive relationships
● Developing opportunities to SHINE brightly

Students that shone brighter than they thought they could:

To find out more about our curriculum in more detail click the links below:

Art, Design & Technology


Computer Science & ICT







Modern Foreign Languages



Religious Studies


SHINE Character and Culture Curriculum