Key Information


Curriculum Rationale and Vision

The rationale for the curriculum at Great Coates is inspired by and reflects the values of Harbour Learning Trust.

Our Values

We are child-centred. We make decisions based on what is right for our children and their life chances.

We are inclusive. We believe that every child can be successful regardless of background or ability.

We are ambitious. We aim for excellence in all that we do.

We act with integrity. We promote respect and trust; we value different points of view and beliefs. We actively reject discrimination, racism, bullying, deceit and dishonesty.

We are collaborative. We work in partnership with all stakeholders including parents, carers and the wider community ensuring a sense of togetherness.

We value our staff. We invest extensively in outstanding training and development opportunities.

Here at Great Coates Primary School, we provide our pupils with a broad, rich and balanced curriculum, which promotes the spiritual, moral, mental, cultural and physical development of pupils. It is planned to enable our pupils to gain a breadth of essential knowledge, understanding and social skills; thus enabling our pupils to be ready for the next stage of learning. SMSC and the teaching of British Values are woven and intertwined through the curriculum.

Our curriculum is highly aspirational  and challenges all children to think big. We want them to be challenged to imagine possibilities  beyond their own experience. Above all, our curriculum is designed to help every single child to achieve ‘Success and Happiness’ and to be the best they can be in all areas of their lives.

Subject leaders have planned a coherent and sequential curriculum around the needs of the children in our school. They support teachers to deliver our curriculum with confidence and passion. We teach through a topic-based approach. Each year group has three main topics to focus on throughout the year. All key phases have personalised topics with key questions for each term. All topics are planned to cover age related expectations, based on the National Curriculum. This curriculum is intended with challenge for all in mind. Teaching uses a variety of strategies including whole class, collaborative group work, pairs and individuals. We place a strong focus on developing children’s basic skills and on the development of those skills. Reading is prioritised as it is essential for all other learning.

We have enhanced our curriculum through enrichment activities and a programme of Global Events Study. We also engage in yearly themed days to make our curriculum even more relevant to our children and further embed our school values. Throughout the year trips, visitors and experiences further enhance the curriculum.

The Subject Leaders and Senior Leadership Team are responsible for monitoring the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum.

Please use the links below to find out more information.



English Overviews



Maths Overviews