A Personalised Approach


There are significant challenges in providing a planned curriculum for twelve children who range from Year 1 to Year 5. However, we have adapted our Enquiry Based Curriculum designed in 2022 to provide a personalised curriculum.

What do we mean by personalisation?


Personalised learning and putting children and their needs first, is central to our current vision. We want all children to be supported to make good progress and no child should be left behind.

Secure knowledge of each pupil’s current progress is a core element of personalised learning.

We define personalised learning as:

  • taking a highly structured and responsive approach to each child’s learning, in order that all are able to progress, achieve and participate

What outcomes do we expect?

For learners:

  • Every learner succeeds and there are high expectations.

Our expectations for teaching

These following principles recognise that learning has both cognitive and affective dimensions. Factors such as motivation or self-esteem have an important impact on behaviour and consequently on learning.

  • Teachers will have high expectations of progress applied equally to all children working-above, at, or below age-related expectations, including those who have been identified as having special educational needs.
    • There is an expectation of participation, fulfilment, and success.
    • Teaching and learning will be characterised by ambitious objectives, challenging personal targets and rapid intervention to keep pupils on trajectory.
    • Rigorous assessment will check and maintain pupil progress.
    • There will be clear plans to support those who are struggling to maintain trajectory.
  • Teaching will be well matched to need and build on what learners already know:
  • Teachers will structure and pace teaching so that children can understand what is to be learned, how and why.
  • Teachers will make the learning of subjects and the curriculum real and vivid.
  • Teachers will make learning enjoyable and challenging: stimulating learning through matching teaching techniques and strategies to a range of learning needs.
  • Teachers will develop children’s learning skills, thinking skills and personal qualities across the curriculum, inside and outside the classroom.
  • Teachers will use a dynamic range of assessment strategies to ensure that children succeed.


Many aspects of personalised learning are individualised, however many needs can be met in the classroom context without resorting to one-to-one remediation.

High Quality teaching and learning

  • The key challenge for personalisation in the classroom is how to cater simultaneously for all the different needs in one class.
  • The priority is to support pupils so that they can keep up with the pace of learning and make good rates of progress.
  • Today effective teachers expect everyone to succeed by offering higher levels of support or extra challenge for those who need it, so that all pupils can access the learning.

Every child should know how they are doing and understands what they need to do to improve and how to get there. They should receive the support needed to be motivated and independent learners on an ambitious trajectory of improvement.

We are delighted to be able to share our Curriculum Map 2023