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Ruishton Church of England School

“For I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Inspire, Enjoy, Achieve



The school curriculum is built upon a model produced collaboratively by schools within The Oak Partnership Trust.

The Oak Partnership Curriculum will promote learning through:


  • the planned classroom curriculum

  • school culture and ethos 

  • the wider school day (break time, lunchtime, collective worship, before and after school) 

  • relationships and expectations 

  • the hidden curriculum*


*We use the term hidden curriculum to describe the non-academic learning promoted by schools, through the attitudes, values and culture of the school, the physical environment of the school, the social environment of the school, the unconscious and unintended teaching that occurs in the classroom. 

Our Curriculum Model

The key reasons underpinning the design of our Curriculum Domains model are:

  • to address the marginalisation of some areas such as arts, PSHE and humanities.

  • to ensure that the focus on spoken language and oracy is strengthened.

  • to build on learning in the Early Years Foundation Curriculum.

  • to move curriculum planning away from subject timetabling and encourage thinking about which aspects might be taught separately and which combined.

  • to include nationally determined progressions from the National Curriculum but provide space for locally determined needs to be addressed within these progressions.

  • to promote flexible implementation and creativity in each school.

  • to support teachers to guard against curriculum overload.

  • to uphold and strengthen the interconnectivity between curriculum areas.

If you wish to find out more information about our School's Curriculum, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo. Additionally, information on the Curriculum focus for the term can be found on the class pages.


Knowledge and Skills

At Ruishton Church of England School, all teachers are responsible for providing an inclusive curriculum that is differentiated for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. 

Our inclusion statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Educational Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy

Phonics Scheme

Ruishton Primary School use the Read, Write, Inc scheme for all pupils in Reception to Year 2. Pupils access the scheme daily and our taught by our highly skilled Reading Teachers team. Year 3 pupils will also remain on the programme if they have not achieved the expected standard.


Pupils in Years 4 - 6 are taught through the RWI Fast Track and Fresh Start intervention programmes, where necessary.