Curriculum Intent


Walkergate Community School motto is ‘together we make a difference’.

We aim to work in partnership with our families, our partner schools in NEAT and the local community to help each child become a respectful, compassionate and confident young person who has a passion for lifelong learning and aspires to achieve their full potential. Our whole curriculum is underpinned by our NEAT characteristics of an effective learner.


Resilient       Respectful     Resourceful       Aspirational       Creative      

Effective communicators


We will work with our families to inspire an aspirational school community in which everyone is valued and all successes are celebrated. We aim to offer children a wide range of experiences and opportunities to broaden their horizons and raise their aspirations.

We have high expectations of all learners and deliver a curriculum that is engaging and relevant to our children which ensures high quality outcomes and equips them with the skills required for an ever changing world.

As children progress through school they will develop high expectations of themselves in terms of their learning and behaviour; they will be encouraged to be independent learners and effective communicators who can work cooperatively with others. Opportunities are given to experience and develop leadership skills at different levels. As a restorative school we aim to help children to build good relationships and to take responsibility for their actions. In everything we do, we reinforce our school values – respect, responsibility and resilience.


The school covers all areas of the National Curriculum and 7 areas of learning within the early years curriculum to provide a curriculum that meets the needs, interests and abilities of all children. Our curriculum ensures pupils are ready academically, socially and emotionally for the next stage of their education and future.


We recognise the diverse needs of our children and provide bespoke, enriched learning opportunities to enhance their life skills, social skills and wellbeing. As part of our extended curriculum we offer opportunities for families to learn together. We promote healthy lifestyles choices and positive attitudes. Sports and outdoor activities are a key part of our curriculum and we offer a range of opportunities for all. 




NEAT Vision for 2018-2021

We belong to an innovative, sustainable trust working collaboratively with partners to share our vision and values that enables all learners within our influence to be well prepared personally, socially and academically for the next stage of their lives in a changing world.

Principles of the NEAT Curriculum

The NEAT curriculum is rooted with the child but has an eye to the future

•Includes real life experiences
•Provides opportunities to broaden horizons
•Is influenced by the child and their interests/passions/ needs/ skills
•Will include a hook to engage students with the context, knowledge, topics to be covered and an outcome wherever possible
•Is relevant
•Provides quality links to later life skills
•Goes beyond the National Curriculum
•Provides opportunities to broaden horizons

Characteristics of NEAT learner




Effective communicator