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Sowing seeds of success: Growing courageous learners

Growing Courageous Learners.

Curriculum Intent & Implementation


The Sowerby curriculum is designed to foster courageous learners who embrace challenges with resilience and determination. At the heart of our educational philosophy are our 5 core values that encompass courage, resilience, kindness, respect, and acceptance. We believe that these values are not only fundamental to academic success but also essential for nurturing well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to their communities.

In consultation with our children, families, staff and Governors, we have carefully crafted a curriculum where we encourage child to step outside their comfort zones, take risks, and embrace new challenges with confidence.  Which is essential to prepare them for their future success, in a local, national and global world that is ever changing.

Kindness and respect are integral aspects of our curriculum, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment where every child feels valued and respected. We promote empathy and understanding, teaching students to appreciate and celebrate diversity in all its forms.

Acceptance is another key value that underpins our curriculum, promoting a culture of inclusivity and belonging where differences are embraced and celebrated. We strive to create a learning community where all individuals feel accepted for who they are, regardless of background, abilities, or identity.

Through explicit teaching and modeling, we instill in our children the importance of these values in both their academic and personal lives. We believe that by embodying these values, our students will not only excel academically but also become compassionate and responsible global citizens who contribute positively to society.

By integrating these values into every aspect of our curriculum, we aim to nurture well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and values to thrive in an ever-changing world.

The Curriculum journey: Elevate Multi-Academy Trust

2021: A co-created curriculum framework aimed at supporting all academies to develop a curriculum that will create the environment for all children to flourish.​

2022:   Development of Aspect 5: Trust progression document co-created to support all academies to deliver a knowledge rich curriculum.

2023:  Quality curriculum in all academies taking account of local needs and context - Sowerby Curriculum is created to include the Trust principles but is essentially unique and personalised for our children., here and now.


progressive and well-sequenced curriculum
:A progression model based on the National Curriculum as a minimum expectation – helping to deliver a knowledge rich and challenging curriculum to all children within Elevate Multi-Academy Trust.



Our curriculum is implemented through subjects taught discretely and subjects that are interwoven to create cross curricular themes. This combination aims to inspire and excite children about new learning.

All of the learning at Sowerby is triangulated through

  • Elevate's High Impact Teaching and Learning Principles: See image below
  • Assessment for Learning through the Keep Up Not Catch Up Approach to ensure no child falls behind age related expectations
  • The content for learning provided by The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and The National Curriculum

We triangulate these principles to allow our children the best opportunity to remember our curriculum in both the short and long term.


Our Elevate Curriculum intent:

Sowerby Curriculum Overview here