The Bradshaw IDEAS Curriculum

Our IDEAS curriculum covers the concepts and beliefs that we wish our children to be exposed to throughout their time at Bradshaw. We aim to give the children the opportunity to experience and learn through the curriculum, which is planned with them in mind.

Inclusion and Independence

Ensuring that all learners are provided with the best possible opportunities and experiences in order to develop and reach their full potential. We aim to grow independent learners who are able to make their own informed decisions and are willing to make mistakes to aid their progress.

Difference and Diversity 

The children experience a wide range of learning: skills, concepts and knowledge. Bradshaw offers a curriculum that fully mirrors the world we live in and all learners can appreciate everyone around them as equal, whilst understanding and celebrating that we are all different. 

Environmental Awareness

We develop young adults that are aware of their environment and the wider world. They appreciate their role in helping to create a sustainable place for everyone to live. They are also able to learn in a safe and vibrant learning environment.

Active Lifestyle

The learners are provided with a range of physical activities both within and outside the curriculum, as well as the knowledge of how to lead a physically and mentally healthy life.

Social Responsibility

Children are aware of their role in the community and how they have an impact on others. They learn to be good global citizens, demonstrating honesty, integrity and being tolerant and kind. They grow up to be productive members of society, and are given the chance to develop leadership qualities whilst at Bradshaw.


Our curriculum is carefully designed, organised and planned for depth of learning:

At Bradshaw our definition of progress is; the widening and deepening of essential knowledge, skills, understanding and learning behaviours.  We design, organise and plan our curriculum to ensure that children are not merely covering content but achieving a depth to their learning which enables them to use their skills and understanding in all areas of the curriculum.

Our careful curriculum design and planning means that we build in many opportunities for repetition and practise opportunities for essential knowledge, skills and understanding in every subject. This ensures that children are able to revisit previous learning, which allows them to gradually develop a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subjects, at their own pace and in the best possible way for each individual child.

Our curriculum is meticulously designed and planned to move the nature of children’s thinking to a higher order deep level of understanding rather than just acquiring new facts and knowledge.


At Bradshaw we carefully design, plan and implement a curriculum to provide balance for every child:

Our underlying belief is that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We believe that through the curriculum we can impact on how children feel about themselves so they feel confident and ready to tackle any challenge they may face.

We have designed, organised and planned our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development which means that in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects.

We place high priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental well-being are met. We understand that children will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure, therefore children’s physical and mental well-being are as valued and important as academic development.

We carefully monitor children’s progress with their personal development and our well planned and thoughtful approach to SMSC helps to ensure that every child is well cared for and supported.

Our balanced approach to the curriculum is not at the expense of high standards in core subject areas. High standards and enabling children to reach national expectations and above is of vital importance if they are to succeed at the next stage of their education and go on to achieve full and happy lives and careers.

Our full and rich curriculum, with its excellent range of experiences, ensures that every child at Bradshaw Primary School makes excellent progress both academically and personally. Our curriculum ensures that every child is given the opportunity to shine and flourish.


At Bradshaw School we carefully design, plan and implement a curriculum which provides breadth for every child:

We careful analyse and discuss children's backgrounds, life experiences and culture and this has helped us to design a curriculum with three key priorities underpinning every subject area. We believe that by focusing on the following key priorities our children will be ready to successfully meet the challenges of the next stage of their education and their lives.

Our curriculum priorities are:

  1. Aspirations – we aim to provide experiences which show children the wide range of possibilities available for their future.
  2. Initiative -  we aim to offer experiences which help them to become independent and resourceful learners.
  3. Environment – we aim to provide experiences which help our pupils value their environment and understand their responsibilities towards sustaining their local and global environment.

We have designed and planned our curriculum to offer a range of experiences which contribute to every child receiving a full and rich curriculum.  The range of experiences we offer support and champion our culture and ensures that our children benefit from a full range of academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities.  These activities enrich their lives and those of our whole school community and make them proud of their British values and diverse society to which belong and play an active part. We are proud that our curriculum gives our children the skills, confidence and self-belief to lead a happy and fulfilled life by encouraging them to aim high and work towards their goals and dreams in life.

Our Long Term Plans have been carefully and thoughtfully designed and are reviewed regularly to maintain the interest of the children and keep them relevant to the changing world around us. 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our curriculum please contact Mr C Short, Headteacher via