The Weatheralls Primary School

Our Curriculum



Principles of Learning

These are principles of teaching that permeate all lessons. These components will be obvious in teaching across all subjects and are clear to staff and visitors. Shade principles of teaching are expected standards to ensure consistently high quality teaching. 

Please see the PDF below for further information:

2024 principles of teaching 1 .pdf

Assessing Knowledge, Skills, Understanding and Progress

We believe progression is not simply a matter of ticking off what pupils can do.  Instead we are concerned with how well they can do things, their fluency and their depth of understanding.

Therefore we think it is important to track two things:

a) the breadth of learning (i.e. how many examples of learning we can see)

b) the depth of learning (i.e. the fluency of pupils, how well they apply knowledge and skills and their depth of understanding)

Throughout the year, we will be assessing if your child is at, below or above age-related expectations, considering what level of understanding they have (basic, advancing or deep).

A pupil who is working at the age-related expectations would be able to demonstrate, by the end of the academic year, sufficient evidence of the end of year expectations.