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Curriculum Drivers

Salisbury Road Primary

Curriculum Drivers

With the introduction of the new Primary Curriculum we took the opportunity to customise our curriculum content with the aim of providing ever more relevant and appropriate learning experiences for the children of Salisbury Road specifically. We will plan for and deliver this curriculum with consistency across the school so that over time there is a real impact on academic standards and our children’s personal development.

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of our staff, with consideration of our aims and values, and by carefully analysing the needs of the children of Salisbury Road, the following Curriculum Drivers have been developed:

  • Emotional Awareness

  • Knowledge of the World

  • Enquiry

  • Possibilities


Wherever possible, throughout the curriculum, links will be made to these important developmental aspects giving our curriculum focus and context. This methodology is from 'Chris Quigley'. Please read below for more information on each driver.



What do we mean by Emotional Awareness?



  • being aware that children have different needs;

  • teaching empathy;

  • helping children to acquire the essential skills required to be a good learner;

  • helping children to be a good friend, sociable, a member of our community;

  • understanding and exploring different feelings and emotions;

  • addressing spiritual and moral values.

What do we mean by Knowledge of the World?



  • coverage of the National and the School Curriculum;

  • participation in our Local Community;

  • promoting cultural awareness and celebrating diversity;

  • relating learning to real life contexts;

  • investigating the impact of important individuals in our world;

  • discovering how and why things work;

  • environmental awareness;

  • using technology and connectivity.

What do we mean by Enquiry?



  • encouraging children to be inquisitive and questioning;

  • encouraging children to be resourceful and independent in their learning;

  • providing opportunities for independent thinking and application of skills;

  • developing collaborative learning;

  • encouraging ‘risk taking’;

  • requiring perseverance and improvement through evaluation;

  • nurturing problem solvers.

 What do we mean by Possibilities?



  • why stop dreaming when you wake up?

  • inspiring children to broaden their horizons through exposure to a wide range of life possibilities;

  • encouraging enterprise;

  • teaching financial awareness and responsibility;

  • looking at different opportunities and career prospects and meeting people who do different jobs;

  • investigating global and social mobility;

  • being inspired to travel.