Curriculum statement

Mrs Neale is our Curriculum Lead should you have any specific questions relating to our curriculum or for support regarding learning from home.

When children leave Pearson Primary School, we expect that they are academically ready for the demands of the next stage of their education and that they are highly effective at interacting with the world for the benefit of themselves and others.

Our curriculum is shaped by the five pillars of the HCAT signature and the three Pearson Key Drivers. These drivers help to make our whole curriculum offer relevant and responsive for our children and their unique needs.

Our three key drivers are:


‘Our differences are our strength as a species and as a world community’

Nelson Mandela

As members of a community, we will:

  • Work restoratively
  • Strengthen our cultural identity and our appreciation of difference
  • Develop a strong sense of pride and belonging
  • Act compassionately and contribute beyond us and our school


‘Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about’

Benjamin Lee Whorf

As learners of language, we will:

  • Share stories and learning from text in all areas of the curriculum
  • Develop a wider vocabulary and apply words in different contexts
  • Communicate effectively, though the spoken and written word, and through technology.

‘We’re proud to be a Word Gap Partner School in association with Oxford University Press. We’re committed to closing the word gap and improving children’s vocabulary and wider life chances.

How to build my child’s vocabulary at home

Helping my child bridge the word gap between Primary and Secondary School


‘When you focus on possibilities you have more opportunities’

Zig Ziglar

As explorers of possibilities, we will:

  • Extend our lived experiences and broaden our horizons
  • Develop courage to embrace unfamiliar experiences
  • Seek to identify possibilities from our lived experiences
  • Raise aspirations and prepare for our futures and career opportunities

Part of this key driver is focussed on the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We were awarded ‘The Quality in Careers Standard’ with C&K Careers in 2020. This award recognises or commitment to teaching children to understand the link between what they learn at school and the world of work. We link our curriculum to a nationally approved framework from KS2 to post 16 education (Career Development Institute for KS2 careers and work related learning)

HCAT Signature

Promoting community,
Building effective relationships,
ownership of own actions,
resolving conflicts.

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– feel they belong
– have a voice and influence
– challenge appropriately
– understand fair process
– resolve conflicts
– take responsibility

Developing the ability to think, reason, problem solve and apply learning

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– are lifelong learners
– have a growth mindset
– can apply knowledge skills and understanding
– are ready for the next stage

Promoting character traits to deal with the challenges of life.

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– demonstrate the appropriate key character virtues particularly resilience and resourcefulness
– contribute positively to the community
– have a social conscience
– are responsible citizens

Developing the value of self and others, enabling a social and emotional place to learn.

HCAST Signature:
Community members;
– have a strong identity
– are happy and secure
– are able to empathise and care for others
– value self and others

Facilitating a broad range of experience and opportunities to open doors

HCAT Signature:
Community members;
– are able to broaden horizons
– shape their own mindset
– make informed choices
– have equal opportunities

Pupils feel safe and cared
for in the school. Parents agree.


Pupils work hard to be positive role models and give support to others. They are
very proud of the work they do as restorative practitioners, play buddies and wellbeing ambassadors. This is a highly inclusive school.


I have had a lovely afternoon hearing the Year 1 children read so thank you. I was so impressed with the calmness and maturity of the children.

Comments from a volunteer reader

Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are excellent. They are respectful, considerate and polite. Pupils are incredibly thoughtful and look after one another


I have full faith in Mrs Clarkson and her wonderful team. They have bent over backwards over the past year to make sure my daughter has an education and I know they will continue to do so. They are amazing and I am so great full for their support for my child throughout the lockdowns. They have exceeded my expectations as they always go the extra mile.

Parent's comments

Pearson Primary School has gone above and beyond the realms of every day teaching and learning in this challenging year. Thank you to the wonderful staff for all they do, both seen and unseen. Our child is happy, inspired, challenged, supported and making progress – what more could we ask for?

Parent's comments

I would like to express my gratitude to the extent the school supports the festival of Eid Ul Adha. Not only by allowing the children a day to celebrate with their families but also by celebrating these events in the school as well.

Parent's comments

We are very happy with the school and our child’s progress.

Parent's comments

Thank you so much, our child couldn’t be happier.

Parent's comments

The teachers are always looking out for the children and they are nice to the children.

Parent's comments

My child loves the school and enjoys her time here.

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