Our Curriculum and Ethos

Intention 1: Develop our learner’s learning (Our head and body: what we learn)
To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and socially.

Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners (Our heart and character: Who we are when we learn) 
To develop learners to have a holistic set of values that prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community.

Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (Our actions and attitudes: How we act when we learn)
To develop the behaviours learners need to succeed in the world such as perseverance, resilience, independence, avoidance of distractions and the ability to explain our learning.

Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our learners (Our place in the community and wider world: Who we are)
To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality, to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others.


Pride – Perseverance, Resilience, Independence, Distractions (managing), Explain (your learning)


We support and teach our children to be able to wait and work through difficulties, this can be with their mind, body, or emotions.


Through PSHE, the ethos of our interactive learning (Kagan), our curriculum and the nurturing environment of our school, we support our children in being able to bounce back from stress, challenge, tragedy, trauma or adversity. When our children are resilient, they are braver, more curious, more adaptable, and more able to extend their reach into the world. The great news is that resilience is something that can be nurtured in all children


From a child’s very first day at North Wingfield Primary and Nursery Academy, we support and guide our children to be independent. As they develop perseverance and resilience, they develop the ability to work through their tasks without relying on other people. They are able to make their own decision without just following others.


Children are very inquisitive about their peers. Children are supported and praised for paying attention to their own learning, managing distractions and choosing to ignore or moving away.​

Explain your learning.

We guide children to develop their metacognitive skills they are asked to tell their teacher or partner how they have completed their task. This might be explaining how they found the answer to a sum, or why they planned their writing.