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Curriculum Intent

Scaling the heights together

Our curriculum intent and vision is underpinned by our Trust values and mission:


Strength through Diversity


Ambition through Challenge


Excellence through Curiosity

Summit Learning Trust – Curriculum Intent.

At Summit our overarching curriculum aims

  • Promote social justice through the provision of a rich and relevant cultural capital curriculum that supports students’learning in a wide range of subjects
  • Provoke ambition in our students by challenging them to engage with hard concepts
  • Inspire students to enjoy reflective and dynamic learning
  • Support our students to overcome disadvantage by equipping them with the deep knowledge and complex skills they will need to succeed in future education, work and life
  • Spark curiosity and excitement in students about the world, themselves and each other
  • Deliver coherence within and across subject areas so that students understand, learn how to remember, and make connections between the composite parts of the knowledge they are taught
  • Engender tolerance, optimism and hope in our students, to empower them to create a better world


Schools will have additional, individual curriculum intent according to their ethos and context.


Schools will map their curricula within and across subject areas, mindful of the foundations of the primary curriculum, and the future demands of further and higher education. Careful and intelligent consideration will be given to the selection of interleaved knowledge and skills across five years of learning. Our ‘Excellence in Teaching’ model of pedagogy, rooted in direct instruction, will support profound learning across a coherent curriculum experience for students.


Schools will collaborate and share practice, planning and resources to reduce workload, and will be free to adapt their own curricula with respect to their particular context and needs.


Lyndon School – Curriculum Intent. 

“The curriculum is not just one of the many things a head has responsibility for –it defines the purposes of a school and the journey a school wants pupils to take.”

Michael Young


Lyndon School Curriculum Statement of Intent

The Lyndon School curriculum is designed to:

  • To create a culture of aspiration and achievement
  • To recognise the individual needs of learners, providing opportunities to support and enhance learning and personal development
  • To foster a love of learning and an inquisitive and passionate exploration of new knowledge, underpinned by the acquisition of transferable skills.
  • Celebrate and recognise the differences within our school community
  • Promote learning with and learning from those around us, through experiences both in and outside of the classroom
  • Develop an awareness of pupil environments and the need to adapt to these changing circumstances.

The aim of our curriculum is to develop ourselves and those we teach as: successful learners, critical thinkers, confident individuals and responsible citizens who are able to live a safe, healthy and enriched life as responsible citizens.