Our Curriculum Aim

At The Good Shepherd our children are loved, valued and cared for. Our exciting, inclusive curriculum puts the interests and needs of all our children first and celebrates our rich and diverse community. Our curriculum has a strong emphasis on promoting speaking and listening which strengthens children’s knowledge and use of vocabulary so that they can express themselves confidently and fluently. We encourage children to be curious and ambitious, developing a lifelong love of learning which prepares them well for their future education and beyond.

We provide our children with excellent opportunities so they can learn, flourish and consistently achieve highly within a cohesive, balanced curriculum with a progressive range of knowledge and skills. Intertwined within this curriculum is access to a rich diet of texts which instils in our children, a lifelong love of reading. An emphasis on building positive character traits is embedded across school enabling children to be independent, take on challenge, build upon successes and learn from mistakes. It strives to entwine culture, knowledge and skills to create confident, talented children who have high aspirations. Exemplary standards of behaviour and pupils’ positive attitude to learning are maintained at all times to ensure every child becomes the best they can be to make a positive difference to the world around them.


Additional Curriculum Information

There are many places you can find out about our curriculum further.  You can:

  • Read the most recent class newsletter – found on your child’s class page
  • Read the curriculum ‘SOAP’ (subject on a page) and curriculum overview which you will find below
  • Read the year group curriculum overview (below)
  • Talk to your child’s class teacher for specific personalised information

If you require any further information about our curriculum, please contact the school office by emailing:

‘Words, in my not-so-humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic.’ – Albus Dumbledore (J.K.Rowling)

At the Good Shepherd our phonics scheme is ‘Sounds Write’
Scan the QR code to hear from Katie Dickson, our phonics lead, about how you can support early reading at home.

Discover English at GSA

English Overview

“Mathematics knows no race or boundaries, for mathematics the world is one country and a language we all can speak”
– David Hilbert


Discover Maths at GSA
Maths Overview

“The important thing is to never stop questioning”
– Albert Einstein


Discover Science at GSA
Science Overview

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

– Martin Luther King


Discover History at GSA
History Overview

“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.”

– Michael Palin


Discover Geography at GSA (coming soon) 

Geography Intent

“Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood”

Discover P.E at GSA

P.E. Overview

‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see’ – Edgar Degas


Discover Art and Design at GSA

Art and Design Overview

‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.’ – Scott Adams

Discover D.T at GSA

Design And Technology Intent

Coming soon!

“Computer science empowers students to create the world of tomorrow”
– Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft)


Discover Computing at GSA
Computing Overview