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Creative Curriculum


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The Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum

As a result, we have chosen to follow the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum which sets out essential coverage, learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects. Furthermore, it provides progress measures for all subjects including personal development. 

One of the primary reasons why we have chosen to adopt this curriculum is because it emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning. In essence, this means providing children with increased cognitive challenge, allowing them to apply the skills which they have learnt independently in a range of contexts rather than moving them onto the next skill needlessly when they have not truly mastered it. Such thinking is encapsulated in the scenario below:

Quigley pit

At Coopersale, we want to challenge our children to become independent, well-round individuals who take ownership of their learning and become deep thinkers. Moreover, we want our children to be able to apply their knowledge and skill set in a range of contexts within school and real life. 

For more information regarding the coverage, objectives and standards for specific subjects, please click on the links in the task bar below.


In order for our curriculum to further flourish, we decided as a school that having key threads running through our topics as a backbone to how and what we teach was essential.  These would ‘drive’ learning forwards and become the ‘drivers’ for Coopersale’s creative curriculum. Each Phase selects their own drivers each term depending on the needs of the pupils.  

These drivers form the basis of everything we do and how we behave in and around school, from Nursery to Year 6, in all aspects of school life.  They also support the teaching of British Values throughout the school.

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