Nurturing the Skills, Ambition and Well-being to succeed.


St Ann’s Well Academy’s curriculum is underpinned by our vision and values:

Through high expectations, our vision is to empower pupils to acquire, demonstrate and articulate knowledge, skills, learning behaviours and personal values that will support them, as life-long learners and responsible citizens of the future.


Our core values underpin L.E.A.Ds values of LEAD, EMPOWER, ACHIEVE and DRIVE.

St Ann’s values are:

Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Reflection, Honesty and Self-belief

Respect – We show consideration and care towards places, people and their beliefs

Responsibility – We act correctly and make decisions on our own

Kindness – We are friendly, generous and considerate

Positivity – We think and respond to situations calmly and optimistically

Honesty – We are truthful and sincere.

Self-belief  We have confidence in our own abilities

Learning Behaviours

Reflection – Children will be able to reflect on their actions and learning and think about how they may do things differently.

Creativity – Children use a range of strategies to help them solve problems. They generate something original: providing an alternative to the expected, the conventional, or the routine.

Resilience – When children come across a difficulty they show the ability to bounce back or keep trying. They are able to cope when things don’t go to plan. When things are challenging they persevere. Children value their mistakes as learning opportunities.

Motivation – Children are engaged in their own learning and always want to move it to the next level. They are actively involved in their learning, enjoy challenges and strive to do their best. They take pride in their work and are determined to improve it.

Curiosity – Children are able to ask questions, investigate and explore new things. They have a growing mindset and thrive on learning and taking part in new experiences.

Independence – Children are able to make their own, well-informed choices. They can select what they need to do and how best to do it. They can locate, process and evaluate information to come to a decision.

Team Worker – Children work confidently with others, adapting to different contexts and taking responsibility for their own role. They can listen and take account of others’ views. Form collaborative relationships, resolving issues and reach agreed outcomes. Shoe fairness and consideration towards others.

Our Curriculum

In order to meet our vision, we deliver an ambitious, sequenced and cumulative curriculum that gives our children a wealth of knowledge, skills and a passport of broad experiences – all of which enable our children to be outward-facing, rich in cultural capital and ultimately, ready to embark on their life-long journey into the wider world.


Our curriculum aims to:

  • enable pupils to read easily, fluently and with good understanding and develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • broaden pupils’ horizons, to improve the things pupils hope to achieve or do in the future – raising aspirations
  • develop pupils’ cultural capital by giving them a broad range of experiences and opportunities
  • be broad and rich, providing children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to develop into well-rounded, informed individuals
  • develop pupils’ life-long, transferable learning behaviours equipping them for their next stage of education and consideration for future employment
  • teach pupils to have an awareness of their own moral and spiritual development and to understand right from wrong
  • help children understand the importance of honesty, respect and kindness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all
  • to support pupils’ physical development and ability to take responsibility for their own health.

Please follow the links below for subject-specific curriculum information.

Curriculum Overviews









Design and Technology

Physical Education

Foreign Language



Safeguarding Curriculum

Raising Aspirations

Adaptations to the Implementation of our Curriculum

Subject Leaders

If you would like to find out more information about our curriculum then please contact the members of staff below.

Ms E Ashdown – Maths and PSHE Subject Leader

Ms H Clarke – English Subject Leader

Ms H Dracott – Science Subject Leader

Ms K Baker – Phonics and Art Subject Leader

Mr C Ibbett – Physical Education Leader

Mrs J Wilcox – Computing Subject Leader

Mrs A Thompson – DT Subject Leader

Ms L Friend – Geography Subject Leader

Mrs E Thorne – History Subject Leader

Mrs S Dermody – Religious Education Subject Leader

Ms J Radford – Music Subject Leader