Curriculum Drivers

Our Gorseland curriculum drivers have been formed through our school values, our beliefs about high quality education and an exploration of the backgrounds and experiences of our children. Our three drivers are embedded within our Gorseland curriculum, ensuring we provide our children with appropriate and ambitious opportunities and connections to enhance their understanding of diversity, the arts and our environment.



This means we educate children to have a better understanding that each individual is unique, also recognising and celebrating our individual differences. The differences can be in health, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies. This shapes our children’s thinking as we prepare them to be interdependent citizens that contribute positively to British society.


The Arts

This means embedding the arts, culture and creativity across our learning to create a broad and ambitious curriculum, strengthen pupil voice and support personal as well as educational progression. We aim to ensure every young person can be innovative and access a diverse, high quality, cultural education. 


Environment Education

This is a process that encourages children to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving and take action to improve their environment. As a result, children develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and develop the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.